Posted by: Proteus
Posted: 28th Jan 2011
I have been saying for a long time now that the legal drinking age should be raised again to 21 !! On top of this, I feel that perhaps the licensed venues should also play their part in checking for underage drinkers, even when they are saying "of course we check" etc. !!
I also feel that everywhere you go nowadays, you can get alcohol - sporting venues, sports games, bmx tracks, footy games/ovals, even some small eating venues have licenses to serve alsohol with snacks or meals etc.
Maybe it's just time to curb the allocation of alcohlol licensed venues, and do something more positive about the younger generation (18 - mid 20's group particularly) and the alcohol fueled lifestyle they embrace with a passion. Other than curbing and raising dinking age etc., which we all know will never happen because of the GST revenue it raises with alcohol sales - I still have my doubts if doing any of these things will curb the underage drinking. But for now, well definatley raise the drinking age back to 21 !! Reply