Drunks outgunned

From Left: Debbie Elliott (Bailey Bar and Bistro Owner), Luke Collins (Sergeant) signing the agreed liquor accord
From Left: Debbie Elliott (Bailey Bar and Bistro Owner), Luke Collins (Sergeant) signing the agreed liquor accord

A growing number of licensed premises are joining the Joondalup Liquor Accord ” an agreement set up between police, licensees and the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor to unify their approach to alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.

Bailey Bar and Bistro owners Paul and Debbie Elliott are strong supporters of the accord.

‘We’re trying to clean up the whole area, that’s the reason for the accord,’ Mr Elliott said.

‘We’re just trying to clear the name of all the rubbish that goes on, but unfortunately it’s still happening.

‘We just have to co-operate with the authorities as best we can to ensure things stay as peaceful as possible.’

Mr Elliott reiterated the accord’s purpose was for pub and club owners to work together, not a competition to find which venue was the safest.

He said if there were fights at one pub, it gave a bad name to the whole area.

Sergeant Luke Collins, who co-ordinates the accord, said it had been well received since its inception at the end of last year.

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