Labour MP Lianne Dalziel said ...
"The priority is to increase the price of the dirt-cheap alcohol, the $5.99 bottles of wine, where three young women buy five bottles of wine to pre-load on rather than the two bottles of very good wine that they would be able to buy at the same price."
Unless things have changed dramatically since I was 20, young women on the piss aren't really thinking in terms of 3 of them sharing two bottles of very nice wine. For one thing, if you only drink 2/3 of a bottle of wine, you're not actually on the piss, are you? You're having a quiet, sober night in.
Lianne wouldn't herself be so unseemly and unserious as to get on the piss, so thinks it's the govt's job to see to it that others behave the same way. In this assumption that govt exists to make other people do as she thinks they ought to, she's a poster girl for the Labour Party. I guess that, having finally rejected socialism, the party opted for defining itself in terms of busybodying schoolmarmy-ness. Way to capture the youth vote, guys.