QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
MINISTER FOR POLICE LICENSED PREMISES OWNERSHIP
My question is to the Premier. In an area with more than double the assault rate of the remainder of New South Wales - The Rocks - has the Orient Hotel been identified by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research as the number one assault hot spot? Given that the Orient Hotel is the police Minister’s pub, how can the Premier claim to have any credibility in fixing street crime near licensed premises?
Who drafts their questions? I have said in this House previously that I will require the Minister for Police to sell the hotel he owns when the Leader of the Opposition requires National Party members on his front bench to sell the farms they own.