WA Liquor Reform: Patrons Required to Give DNA Sample and Police Statement

23 October 2013, 7:00am

Have Perth liquor laws finally gone too far? This is the question that is echoing down the halls of human rights institutions throughout Australia

Radical reforms are being argued in Parliament and if passed patrons may be required to give a sample of their DNA (hair, blood or saliva) at the door and sign a waiver that surrenders their right to remain silent in the event of a police investigation. The reforms are being dubbed "Pay to Play Laws".

The reforms have divided public opinion. On the one hand, they may reduce alcohol related violence, on the other hand, they are completely unethical and attack a citizens basic rights.

This is how it will work: if a venue is declared a 'Problem Venue' by the authorities, they will be forced to install  DNA collecting units at all entrances of their venue. Patrons will be required to give a sample of their hair, saliva or blood, that will be kept in a database. Police will have full access to his database in the event a crime has or is suspected to have occurred.

If a patron's DNA is connected to a crime, they will be compelled to provide a statement to police or risk being barred from all licensed venues in Western Australia for up to 5 years. To add insult to injury the police are permitted to retain the patrons DNA throughout the period of their ban in the event of non compliance.

Human rights activist, Robin St Croix, told the BTT:
"These laws are absolutely outrageous. It represents a further attempt for the WA Government to convince the public that liquor related harm is SO bad, that we need to extend the Government and police's power to extraordinary levels. I urge you all to resist the reforms".
Northbridge regular, Deano, told the BTT:
"If they want my DNA they can scrape the crusty ejaculate off my jeans mate. Nanny-state horsefeed mate".
As we reflect on the image of Deano's soiled denim, we cant help to think that that if we put WA's liquor laws through the wash, would they come out clean?

22 Readers Comments:

  • Shrieking Wombat Ninja says:
    October 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    The fuck are youse lookin' at?

  • Anonymous says:
    October 22, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    im sick of this nanny state bullshit, stop taking our rights away or there will be a revolt, the government can only oppress people to a point till they have enough. catch some actual criminals and stop persecuting decent folk.

  • Anonymous says:
    October 22, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Deano's all class! The problem will just move from one venue to another if this is allowed to to happen, next thing we'll be getting microchipoed!

  • The Bell Tower Times says:
    October 23, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    If you ask us, we should just give the thugs what they want. A section of Northbridge with UFC octagons to fight in. The rest of us can catch up at the Mechanics Institute for a cold one.

  • Anonymous says:
    October 23, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    Fuck em all go underground

  • Anonymous says:
    October 23, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    haven't seen the inside of a hotel or pub in 20 years, buy my booze, take it home and have a small BBQ with friends. Get pissed ? no worries, no driving, no fights, no bullshit - home sweet home. Couldn't care less if all clubs, hotels disappeared tomorrow, just leave the bottle shops

  • This comment has been removed by the author.
    TRILLBERT says:
    October 23, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    This comment has been removed by the author.

  • Anonymous says:
    October 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Newcastle NSW has the answer. This government strategy is a joke.

  • Civil Rights Advocate says:
    October 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    this is just another step towards a totalitarian state.If only Australians would wake up to what is going on instead of saying stupid shit like "it's a free country, we can do what we want"... Wake up call, no, you can't and our children definitely wont be able to enjoy the freedoms we have if we keep sitting on our asses watching the footy talking about how supposedly good we have it in this country.

  • Shrieking Wombat Ninja says:
    October 23, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Quite right Civil Rights Advocate. I for one am sick and tired of the Secret World Governemnt (J*ws) making us sit driving tests, imposing health regulations on restaurants, and establishing Potato Marketing Boards.

    Fortunately though, some of us are willing to take a stand:
    http://decisions.justice.wa.gov.au/supreme/supdcsn.nsf/judgment.xsp?documentId=4EF4DBF5EFCBBB9448257C0000276B25&action=opendocument

  • Anonymous says:
    October 23, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    That is just fucken bullshit - Take all our rights away while the MP's in government rip us off by stealing from us every day. NO WAY

  • The Bell Tower Times says:
    October 23, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Don't get us started on the potato marketing board fascists.

  • Shrieking Wombat Ninja says:
    October 23, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Yeah. Cunts.

  • Edward says:
    October 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    They could increase the number of patrolling officers and CCTV in those areas, as opposed to ruining it for the rest of us. It's a flawed tactic anyway. Troublemakers will simply move to another venue if they see one of these DNA units.

  • Anonymous says:
    October 23, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    I guess it's easier to be a shepherd than it is to be a hunter.

  • Anonymous says:
    October 24, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    'youse', really? Shoot self pls (in foot).

  • Anonymous says:
    October 24, 2013 at 5:48 AM

    Right, because that DNA sample will only be used for that venue... What happens if my sample came up at a crime scene? Last time I make a trip to Perth for a night out...

    What the fuck is happening?

  • Anonymous says:
    October 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    I live on Aberdeen street, and there's this giant myth of massive alcohol violence.
    It's absolute rubbish.

  • The Bell Tower Times says:
    October 24, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    A few bad eggs mixed with a reactionary government

  • Dylan Hirsch says:
    October 24, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    My cousin went to Northbridge once. It's not all that bad except for the plastic beer 'galsses'

  • Shrieking Wombat Ninja says:
    October 24, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Yes Dylan. One can't get a good glassing these days.

  • Poo Poo McQueen says:
    October 25, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    They will have some trouble if they take my DNA sample from my anoos. Probably get at least 3-4 different DNA records from that bad boy!
    Hell yeah fucking sick weekend cunts!

Post a Comment

Have your say