New Karratha alcohol rules

swung by Karratha this morning to get some shopping done and went to BWS to stock up on some beers, gee we had to jump through hoops. Once we told them we were tourists it got easier, but I still had to fill out forms, which then I might add, were forwarded onto the police. Actually made me feel bad about buying a couple of cartons of VB.


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Darwin much the same

Tue, 2019-01-29 17:04

 But if it will help reduce domestic violence and punch ups generally then I am all for it.  Mind you having had 11 accidents involving drunken drivers running into me I hold fairly strong views on the subject but love a drink at home 

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 You can go from one bottle

Tue, 2019-01-29 18:19

 You can go from one bottle shop to the next if you only wanted 2  or 3 cartons .. It would save time filling outpaperwork and what mosttlocals seem to be suggesting now

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 The price is probably more

Tue, 2019-01-29 18:27

 The price is probably more criminal than anything.

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Sure sucks when you want to

Tue, 2019-01-29 18:34

Sure sucks when you want to go grab 10 cartons. Takes more planning than it needs to be. 

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Roo piss

Tue, 2019-01-29 20:00

 Sure would, by the time you bought the last carton the first two would be like drinking kangaroo piss

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When I was in Hedland just

Tue, 2019-01-29 20:11

When I was in Hedland just before Christmas BWS wouldn’t let me buy two 30 blocks of export but they would let buy 2cartons of corona. The bloke said only one carton of aussie beer but I could get 2 cartons of import. Go figure???

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 Ezi you should've made him

Tue, 2019-01-29 22:00

 Ezi you should've made him tell you that while you videod the fucking goose.

If he'd told me I'm only allowed Corona instead of my beloved Cooper's I would've opened his Corona and thrown them at him until he bought out the beer I wanted.

 

 

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Probably should of but its

Wed, 2019-01-30 08:15

Probably should of but its not the employees fault, they are just doing what they are told by management. The funny thing is that all the other liquor shops would sell me two cartons at one no dramas. I went to South Hedland and brought 3 x bottles of that Kimberley Rum and two blocks of export, and it wasnt a problem. I reckon BWS are trying to implement this into the town and make it work to their advantage as like Liquorland in South Hedland they have the location in the shopping mall.  

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Wonder how the Company Christmas and other Parties would

Wed, 2019-01-30 07:50

go. My neighbour when I lived in Kcity owned a company and had some large Xmas and other parties. I wouldn't have a clue how many cartons etc he would buy, but how do you now plan for this.
Have not looked at the finer detail about whether companies are exempt but could create a problem if there was no exemption.
As usual a few created problem for the many.
The ban of Codeine without script is another classic example!!!

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 ahhh don't even get me

Sat, 2019-02-23 07:57

 ahhh don't even get me started on the Codeine ban!

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 ahhh don't even get me

Sat, 2019-02-23 07:57

 ahhh don't even get me started on the Codeine ban!

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It's bullshit! Now I

Wed, 2019-01-30 12:31

It's bullshit!
Now I basically have to visit the shops 6 times a week.

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LOL

Thu, 2019-01-31 07:48

Might have to go to the Medical Centre and get your Liver function checked on the other day!!!!! :-)

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 Funny that because the

Wed, 2019-01-30 16:00

 

Funny that because the Liquor bans don't start until 31st March. Maybe they are collecting information to help in the fight to overturn this stupid ruling. The ban won't/can't work because there is no way of Policing it. What we need is the Banned Drinker Registered card and while introducing that bring in the Cashless Welfare card to IMO.

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Wed, 2019-01-30 16:09

Yes, that’s what I thought. 

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Hedland has had the

Wed, 2019-01-30 21:29

Hedland has had the restrictions for a fair few years already. The new proposal is for the whole pilbara.  

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 Cashless welfare card across

Wed, 2019-01-30 21:19

 Cashless welfare card across the whole of this country!

 

Not just areas where blacks are troublesome!

 

Plenty of you Whitey's out there smoking the durrie and drinking goon.

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 Seriously I totally

Thu, 2019-01-31 08:12

 Seriously I totally Agree! 

But Boony you seem to go the same way come footy season :P 

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I don't think cashless

Wed, 2019-01-30 21:36

Welfare would solve issue. They could be swapped for bush chooks.

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 They've done research in

Thu, 2019-01-31 09:22

 They've done research in certain areas Johnny and they certainly do work. Kids are actually going to school and violence is down in those particular communities.

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 Well, this is strange as to

Thu, 2019-01-31 16:47

 Well, this is strange as to why they made us fill their documents, the people we are here with at Clearville didn’t have any problems and went to same place and bought 3 boxes of beer. Maybe they didn’t like the look of me?

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More crazy restrictions in

Thu, 2019-02-21 17:48

More crazy restrictions in Port Headland, swung by today, motorhome and all to prove I was a tourist only to find I couldn’t even get a box of VB, all the regular packaged beers are banned. Shock horror. Spoke to a bloke outside, he has advised me that premium beers are exempt. So a combination of James Boags, Fat Yaks and James Squire was ok. Go figure.

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Was that at bws near

Thu, 2019-02-21 19:46

Was that at bws near Woolworths? 

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No mate, it was the liquor

Fri, 2019-02-22 17:39

No mate, it was the liquor store at the Coles shopping centre. 

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Fri, 2019-03-15 18:58

The restrictions have been lifted

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/pilbara-liquor-restrictions-on-hold/10907366

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karratha booze ban

Fri, 2019-03-15 19:20

 i wonder how that will affect local legend jim kelly who is actually visiting me in perth  at the moment jimmy likes his boltle of scotch a night

 

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Totally agree with the AHA on

Sat, 2019-03-16 07:30

Totally agree with the AHA on this one. It's time for the various agencies and organisations to sort out the minority who are impinging on the rights of the vast majority of law abiding citizens.
We are about to get the same bullshit up here in Broome and it is all because we get an influx of indigenous people coming in and camping wherever they fall over, pissing and shitting wherever they feel like and just generally being a bunch of neanderthal pigs.
These people have government supplied housing in their own regions but get away with coming here and doing what they please, if a white person did this shit they would be locked up and procecuted.
Stop taking the bullshit politically correct approach and sort the shitheads out.

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Made a trip back to Port

Sun, 2019-03-17 16:41

Made a trip back to Port Headland today in the Tojo for supplies, 5 boxes of VB also, happy days. 

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 geez doc, you coulda got

Sun, 2019-03-17 17:32

 geez doc, you coulda got something the locals like, something like emu export . 

at least your not going thirsty up there. quite humid up that way still . was in karatha thursday night 

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Come to Broome it's shithouse

Sun, 2019-03-17 17:38

Come to Broome it's shithouse up here at the moment.

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Yeah Russ, humidity is

Mon, 2019-03-18 18:34

Yeah Russ, humidity is murderous, at least we have a coolish breeze coming off the water. Good beer drinking weather, sweat it straight back out.