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    Australia's Coogee beach bans alcohol after Christmas party


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    Alcohol will be banned at a popular Sydney beach all summer after a Christmas party resulted in a build-up of 15 tonnes (15,000kg) of rubbish.

    More than 10,000 people flocked to Coogee beach on Christmas day, leaving bottles, cigarette boxes and general waste behind.

    The ban has been enforced by Randwick City Council, which called the event "disgraceful".

    The summer season in Australia usually takes place from December to February.


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    "The poor and inappropriate behaviour of a few on Christmas Day have forced [the] Council to introduce a total alcohol ban for the area," said Mayor of Randwick Noel D'Souza in a statement on Facebook.

    "It is disappointing we have to take such a strong stance but we need to reassure the community that they can feel safe when visiting."

    While some argued against the ban, the majority of those on social media seemed to agree with the council's actions.

    "Normally I would not want this ban but there is no choice," said George Jessup on Facebook. " I am willing to forgo a glass of wine for the sake of reclaiming our parks and the beach."

    "I agree with this. I don't want to take my kids down there as we don't feel safe. About time," another man, Tony Goh, commented.

    The ban will become effective from 29 December until the end of summer in Australia.

    Australia's Coogee beach bans alcohol after Christmas party - BBC News

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    The Manly choice , if folks cannot take their litter they should stay nearer the Punchbowl

    Sydney Moaning Harold reports
    "I'd sooner see Paddington Bare than moan avail"

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    Thought it was a Thai beach...Shame on you Aussies...Heh...

    15,000 kgs?...That's about a dozen blokes and a handful of sheilas, surely...

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    Wow, the organisers sure did worry about having enough bins eh ? The council oughta get onto them for the clean up bill.

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    So was it an organised party and the organisers failed to clean it up? Or just your average sunday afternoon barby?

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    More likely the latter.

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    Quite pleasing to have one's prejudices confirmed in that the the Antipodeans are in the main running true to form in taking after their English untermensch roots.

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    They call that garbage?


    Never been to a Thai beach eh.

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    ^

    Thai beaches usually only get that bad after a monsoon blow though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    a monsoon blow
    did you pay extra for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Quite pleasing to have one's prejudices confirmed in that the the Antipodeans are in the main running true to form in taking after their English untermensch roots.
    I'm glad you noted the difference between the English and other co-habitants of greater Britain.

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    The report I read talked about the party-goers being backpackers. It makes this episode believable because Aussies are usually very good at disposing of litter properly.

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    Sydney beaches have their different characters- and Coogee kinda developed into a 'family friendly' beach- which in Syd terms means no topless sunbathing, even muzzie's or observant jews with their weird beach wear could go there and not be flashed by real good aussie boobs.

    So I've got no problem with the fact that that one beach out of Sydney's several dozen has decided not to permit alcohol drinking on the beach- after all, the Coogee Bay Hotel is very close by.
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    Lots of memories of walking on Coogee beach as I was staying in a nice Randwick motel while My Mary was being treated in the nearby Prince of Wales hospital for ectopic pregnancy.

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