Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Early Leader in the battle against Binge Drinking
Now that Australia seems to have discovered our national problem with binge drinking, it surprises me that no one has recognised (Manly, NSW) Mayor Peter Macdonald's early leadership on this issue. It seems that the evils related to alcohol abuse such as violence, unruly behaviour, and litter which were so hotly disputed in Manly are now accepted as fact. I would like to thank Dr. Macdonald for his leadership on this issue, apologise for the personal abuse he had to sustain in the process, and ask that he reconsider his plans to give up the mayor's job. Given the current recognition of this problem nationally, I'm sure we could finally achieve progress addressing this problem in Manly.