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WEDNESDAY APRIL 24th Five years of research in nightclubs: implications for policy and practice Associate Professor Peter G. Miller, Principal Research Fellow, Commissioning Editor Addiction School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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  • 1. Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing ResearchA/Prof Peter Miller1 School of Psychology, Deakin University2 National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK3 NDRI, Curtin University4 Commissioning Editor, Addiction5 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Ontario, CanadaThe projects were funded by the National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund,which is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. "

2. Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research 3. Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research 4. Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research 5. Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing ResearchIntervention (voluntary) Police DateLiquor Accord in various forms 1991Safe City CCTV network 2004Dry zones 2006Safe Taxi Rank Jan 2005Nightlife 1 (increased policing, police working with licensees) Jan 2007Geelong night watch radio program April 2007ID scanners Dec 2007Nightlife 2 (Linking of scanners, NWRP, CCTV more activity) Jan 2009Nightrider bus Nov 2009Nightlife 3 (Renewed activity change in focus to fines) early 2010Increased Fines and focus State government Aug 2010Safer streets taskforce / Operation Razon 6. Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing ResearchTrading restrictions Reduced trading hours: all premises are prohibited from trading later than 3.30am Lock-out: patrons must be prohibited from entering after 1.30amAlcoholic drink restrictions (after 10pm) No shots No mixed drinks with more than 30mLs of alcohol No RTD (ready to drink) drinks with an alcohol by volume greater than 5% alcohol Not more than 4 drinks may be served to any patron at the one timeResponsible service of alcohol actions Free water stations on all bar service areas Responsible Service of Alcohol Marshall from 11pm until closure (staff member withthe sole responsibility of supervising RSA practices and consumption). No stockpiling drinks/more than 2 unconsumed drink Ceasing the sale and supply of alcohol at least 30 minutes prior to closing time. 7. Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing Research 8. Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing ResearchItem Total%(693)% Reside in each city % Patron of premises in the last yearGeelong(n=318)(95% CI)Newcastle(n=376)(95% CI)P