Newcastle nightclubs Fanny’s and MJ Finnegan’s have been named and shamed by the NSW Government, topping the list of the State’s most violent late trading premises.
Despite a decline in reported alcohol related incidents from the previous year, the infamous Fanny’s remains the State’s most violent venue, with 28 reported incidents in the past financial year.
Irish Pub MJ Finnegan’s was listed in equal third place with 21 reported incidents.
Coalition Newcastle Inner City Residents Groups spokesperson Tony Brown says schemes such as the Government’s ‘name and shame list’ and the ID scanner network have not been enough to reduce the high levels of alcohol related harm as they fail to address the core problem.
“That is simply in Newcastle, that too much alcohol is being provided to too many people, too late at the night and the early morning.”
The group is calling for the Newcastle Liquor Accord to get serious about alcohol related violence since the CBD has been home to the first and second most violent pubs in the last two consecutive periods.