Soccer Card-System to be Used in Melbourne CBD Bars

Melbourne Mayor, and former Labor opposition leader Robert Doyle, hopes the plan will curb alcohol related crime.

He said the plan would divide the CBD into 12 precincts, each managed by its own police officer, to be paid for by club and pub venue operators.

Managers within bars can show rowdy patrons inside the venue a yellow card, warning them that if they didn’t settle down, they’d be removed from the building. A red card will be shown when a patron is to be evicted.

Plans to develop a walkie-talkie system that would allow venues to warn other venues if trouble makers have been evicted, is also being considered.

Brian Kearney, head of the Australian Hotels Association, told The Age implementing the red card system would be challenging in the volatile night-time environment.

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