Increased fines for anti-social behaviour start today

ANYONE engaging in drunken or anti-social behaviour is facing increased on-the-spot fines from today, as part of the government's crackdown on public drug and alcohol fuelled violence

Attorney General Greg Smith SC and Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher launched the new regime yesterday.

Criminal Infringement Notices for offensive language and offensive behaviour will rise to $500, while continued intoxicated and disorderly behaviour after a move-on direction will attract a fine of $1100.