Pub Relations

THE PUB WITCH-HUNT MUST STOP! IN THE NAME OF EVIDENCE

Unabashed political lobbying was the order of yesterday in the Daily Telegraph, as the CEO of St Vincent’s Health pleaded with both parties ahead of policy announcements. Toby Hall is obviously a health-care professional that rightly abhors violence and physical assault, but the fact cherry-picking reached new heights as emotional blackmail and statistical errors were […]

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Media beats up pubs with flawed analysis of violence

Blood-thirsty media around the country have jumped to misinterpret data out of BOCSAR, drawing incorrect and potentially libellous conclusions that hotel density incites violence. A story appeared on Thursday based on a Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research (BOCSAR) report released last December, calculated on police, liquor licensing and socio-demographic data from 2011. The story

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