Does the arts have a drinking problem?

The arts cannot escape the politics of alcohol, writes Ben Eltham.
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Rubbish litters Melbourne’s Edinburgh Gardens in the wake of New Year’s Eve celebrations. Image: Penny Stephens / The Age. 

Another punch, another senseless killing. The death of 18-year old Sydney man Daniel Christie on 11 January has sparked a major debate in New South Wales about alcohol-fuelled violence. Christie was felled on New Years Eve, by a punch to the head in an apparently random scuffle in the night-life district of King’s Cross. 

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Ben Eltham
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Ben Eltham is ArtsHub's industry columnist.
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