Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Court Ruling - Drinkers Need to take Responsibility for their own Actions

THE High Court has dramatically shifted the responsibility for drunken actions on to the individual, ruling that the nation's publicans have no general duty of care to protect patrons from the consequences of getting drunk.

Read the full story here.

Very pleased to see this. I do believe that publicans (and similar) shouldn't continue to serve alcohol to someone who is observably drunk (i.e. laying on the floor unable to get up) but it is good that the responsibility has been put back onto the individuals.


Old NFO said...

But..but... Someone actually having to take RESPONSIBILITY for their actions... Amazing! Too bad we can't get that up here!

Julie said...

It is a bit of a shock isn't it Jim. Hopefully it's a start of a new trend.