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Public drunkenness to be decriminalised following historic vote

Today, historic and long overdue public drunkenness reforms have passed the Victorian Parliament.

The decriminalisation of public drunkenness was first recommended by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody 30 years ago.

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The Andrews Government committed to this reform in August 2019 at the outset of the coronial inquest into the death of proud Yorta Yorta mother and grandmother, Tanya Day, following…

Tanya Day was arrested for being drunk in a public place in December 2017 and taken into police custody, where she later died.

The reforms will…

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