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Lazy policy that appeals to the populist without impacting the problem.
I'm sorry but I thought TOP would actually make meaningful change, but all this policy does is suggest that young people have an alcohol problem. Yes they might be a problem because they haven't been exposed to alcohol for too long, but that is just a symptom of a far greater issue. The problem is our children are learning how to drink alcohol in unhealthy ways either by stealth or by what is the norm in the family home. Changing the Age will do nothing to the way they learn to drink. Alcohol education is pathetic, designed by a bunch of PC feel good fairies who don't live in the real world. Why don't you do something about the real problem, binge drinking and people getting drunk. For starters stop making alcohol an excuse in the eyes of the courts. "you beat up your wife, but you were drunk, so have a wet bus ticket". But what is the point in regulation, if it doesn't get enforced in the first place.
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