Full-strength beer would be banned from bottle shops in every town in West Australia’s Pilbara region under a police proposal.
The Australian reports that Police Commissioner Chris Dawson is working with the state’s liquor licensing commission to slash the import of full-strength alcohol into the community of Roebourne.
The town has been the subject of an ongoing police operation into the sexual abuse of children, with 36 men charged as of June.
Restrictions initially proposed in January were limited only to the town of Port Hedland.
The proposed restrictions would include limiting takeaway alcohol sales to one carton of mid-strength beer per person per day.