Campaigner for the reduction
of alcohol related violence
Graduate Diploma in Economic Studies 1984
Bachelor of Economics 1980
2011 FINALIST - ALUMNI AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE
Tony held positions in economics and industrial relations in the public sector before graduating with an honours degree in Graduate Law in 2000.
Despite receiving a Golden Key Honour Society Award for academic achievement, Tony forewent substantial business opportunities to devote much of his time to voluntary community work as a tireless campaigner to reduce alcohol related violence.
In 2007 Tony was responsible for reducing alcohol related violence in Newcastle by 37% with his successful community campaign to reduce late trading hours.
Tony has spearheaded reforms initiated by the Police Association of NSW, The Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, the NSW Local Government Association and the Lord Mayors of Melbourne and Brisbane to support similar proven harm prevention measures.
Dubbed the “Attenborough of pub ecology” by The Australian, Tony continues to support and assist a number of communities struggling to deal with this issue.