Booze bus facing cash cut

AS a forum in Sydney last week discussed ways to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence following the death of teenager Thomas Kelly on a night out in Kings Cross, representatives of Kiama’s Liquor Accord praised the program locally but feared it could be undermined by funding cuts.

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has indicated it will cut funds for accord success story, the Summer Bus.

Accord representative, Kiama Leagues Club general manager John Bambury, who has been involved with three liquor accords for 15 years, described the current accord, involving representatives from the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command, RMS Kiama Council, licensed premises and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, as one of the most proactive.

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