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Study finds no benefit from Lockout Laws

Queensland’s controversial lockout laws are under serious question after research showed no reduction in alcohol fueled violence in Brisbane’s party precincts.

The study found that rather than cutting down on drinking, nightclubers were preloading with alcohol and drugs and hitting the clubs later at night.

Study author Associate Professor Grant Devilly from Griffith University tells Mark authorities need to look at ways of convincing clubbers to come in earlier.

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