Should minors be prosecuted for purchasing alcohol from any licensed premises?
Would this be a good solution to instigate individual responsibility for the next generation of New Zealanders?
Currently, regulatory pressure in the form of The Sale of Liquor Act 1989 exists which places financial responsibility of the license, the licensee and the seller of alcohol to minors. A common thread among discussion groups is the requirement for individual responsibility. Do you think this would be a useful tool in shaping the attitudes of successive generations of New Zealanders into attitudes of healthy self responsibility?
Poll Created Wed 20 Mar 2013 4:17AM
That under section 243 of the new SOLA we prosecute minors for purchasing alcohol. Closed Sat 23 Mar 2013 4:32AM
Prosecution of a minor is a provision in both the old Section 162 (1) and new Act Section 243 (1) of the Sale of Liquor Act. This could impose a greater sense of personal responsibility to a new generation of New Zealanders.
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8 of 10 people have participated (80%)
Wed 20 Mar 2013 9:02AM
see discussion thread under GM-lost it as forgot to 'submit'! I think we have to send a strong message of personal responsibility. There is already education. will redo my post with more details.
Wed 20 Mar 2013 6:49PM
prosecute them how, a $200 fine and a slap on the wrist, they'll just be more careful next time or get someone to buy it for them. while there should be some negative consequence for purchasing alcohol they shouldn't be sold it in the first place
Wed 20 Mar 2013 10:11PM
Prosecuting doesn't teach anything other than fearing the possibility of a fine or a charge. Which makes the decision to buy a "risk assessment" rather than a question of responsibility.
Ruben de Haas
Thu 21 Mar 2013 9:06PM
I feel that creating more laws, does not make our society more conscious and aware of how we can live life differently. Stimulating other ways of behaviour are far better I think than prohibiting current ones.