Publican crystal clear

GLASSES will be banned in up to 41 pubs and clubs from February while more than 100 licensees have already chosen to switch to tempered glass or plastic cups.

But Peter Ebenezer, from Maryborough’s White Lion hotel, said that unless there was a problem with glassings he couldn’t see local pubs and clubs making the change anytime soon.

He was also against a broad ban on glasses at pubs and clubs.

“Rather than a broad ban they should look at where the problem spots are.

“People coming in for dinner don’t want to drink out of plastic glasses.”

Mr Ebenezer said the focus should be on ensuring responsible service of alcohol.

“It all comes down to responsible service of alcohol – 95 per cent of people shouldn’t have to drink from plastic cups.

“But then I wouldn’t like to be hit in the face with a glass either.

“It would be awful for anyone that had that happen to them.”

Mr Ebenezer said glassings seemed to be something that happened at nightclubs in the early hours and said that it didn’t seem to be a problem on the Coast.

“We don’t have too much of that sort of thing happening here.”



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