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Expert panel devises health-based response to public drunkenness in Victoria – ABC News

The Victorian Government says it will introduce laws to decriminalise public drunkenness before the end of the year, as an expert panel lays out a two-year plan…

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If a health-based response to public drunkenness which has been proposed for Victoria had been in place on December 5, 2017, the day may have ended very differently for Tanya Day.
Key points:

  • An expert panel has outlined how to replace Victoria’s public drunkenness laws with a health-based response
  • It says two years will be needed to carefully design and implement a new model
  • The Government says it will introduce legislation to decriminalise public drunkenness before 2021

The 55-year-old Yorta Yorta…

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