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Eclectic small bar scene brings benefits

Dialling back the ability for small bars to open will undermine the gains made by this very sensible law.

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You mention "Despite swift growth in the sector, it appears that the old forces opposed to choice have adjusted their tactics and are again putting the squeeze on new licences" - it would be nice to see some examples/evidence of this. Whilst I agree (to a point) that the market should dictate the limit on how many small bars can exist, DRGL does have a duty of care to the community (by ensuring that individual and community harm minimisation guidelines are adhered to). That said, i'd love to see more pockets of small bars pop-up in the suburbs, as well as the city. Melbourne is a great example of how small bars add vibrancy to suburbs, on a number of levels.

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