Local Tamworth police and licensees have had a big win in their campaign against alcohol related violence in their community with privacy training for ID scanners being available for free online from this Friday.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said our community has been leading the state on local liquor regulation, with the goal of making a night out in Tamworth safer.

“I would like to thank Inspector Jeff Budd from the Oxley Local Area Command and the Tamworth Local Liquor Accord for their efforts to get this great result for our community,” Mr Anderson said.

“The scanners will allow publicans to roll-out a multi-venue barring system that will mean drunken idiots and violent patrons that get barred from one licensed venue, will be banned from all of them.

“Publicans will be able to make informed choices about who they let into their venue which will reduce alcohol fuelled violence and make for a better night out for everyone else.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant said the Tamworth community should be congratulated for taking on alcohol fuelled violence and getting results.

“Thanks to Tamworth, licensed venues accords across NSW will have access to the necessary privacy training to voluntarily implement ID scanners, helping them manage problem patrons,” Mr Grant said.

“The NSW Government strongly advocates for local liquor accords to develop measures that best suit their community and this new tool will assist accords across the state.”

The free online course will be available from tomorrow (Friday 14th August) through the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing’s website

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