Professor Wayne Hall from the public health policy unit at the University of Queensland welcomed the recent anti-binge drinking campaigns by the government, whilst highlighting his concerns about trading hours and binge drinking at other licensed venues.
"I think there is a whole culture around binge drinking, particularly in pubs and clubs..." he stated during an interview with Deb Cameron on the ABC.
The Australian Hotel Association's director of national affairs, Bill Healy, rebutted by saying most alcohol is purchased from bottle shops and supermarkets - not pubs and clubs.
"Only 30 per cent of alcohol is consumed in hotels and clubs and other licensed premises... So we've got an issue that's much broader than pointing a finger at one sector of the community."