Kids as young as 14 are consuming alcohol, according to surveys. The industry seeks to get kids hooked on alcohol even though they are underage. They come up with novel ways to get the kids in and accustomed to alcohol and drinking.
Today I saw a hotel near Empire Bay on the Central Coast (NSW) that had a young kids’ playground in front of the hotel. Great idea, come for a drink and leave your kids in the play area and they will have a good time and after a few visits will have the message that going to the pub for a drink is the thing to do.
I see no problem with hotels that have an off licence area where kids can go such as a restaurant area as they will associate the visit with eating.