Opposition leader John Robertson and Health Spokesman Andrew McDonald.

"Lives are going to continue to be ruined, our emergency departments are going to be zoos, and our streets will not be safe": Labor Health Spokesman Andrew McDonald, pictured with opposition leader John Robertson. Photo: Darren Pateman DJP

NSW is the worst place in Australia when it comes to tackling alcohol abuse and liquor-fuelled violence, a panel of experts has ruled.

The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol scorecard released on Sunday gave the state only 31 per cent on a report card measuring a range of factors including clear plans to reduce alcohol-related harm, transparent policies and restrictions on alcohol marketing.

Professor Mike Daube

"It's almost hard to single out one area they are doing badly in, because they are doing badly in everything": Professor Mike Daube

The report card comes as police have charged nearly 60 people with assault during the second night of a statewide operation targeting alcohol-fuelled violence, and a 23 year old man remains in an induced coma after having his head stomped on during an assault in Bondi.

Public health groups on Sunday joined with Labor and the Greens to urge the state government to urgently adopt the findings of an independent review into the Liquor Act released on Friday. The government has said it will respond to them next year.

Labor health spokesman Andrew McDonald said if the government stood by and did nothing we would see yet another summer where more people died from alcohol than did on the roads.

"This is not going to change until the government changes what they are doing," he said. "Alcohol is too easily available and too cheap and until that changes lives are going to continue to be ruined, our emergency departments are going to be zoos, and our streets will not be safe".

National Alliance for Action on Alcohol co-chair Mike Daube said NSW needed to take action licensing laws, community consultation, education and and promotion.

"NSW has a very significant alcohol problems but when you look at the level of action in pretty much every area except drink driving they are performing poorly," he said. "It's almost hard to single out one area they are doing badly in, because they are doing badly in everything".

Operation Unite

Officers broke up several fights in Sydney's central business district on Saturday night including one where a bar manager was struck in the face by a stool thrown during a brawl involving four men at Martin Place.

The man was taken to Sydney Hospital and received stitches to his eye-brow, and a 35-year-old man was later charged with affray over the incident.

Detective Superintendent Gavin Dengate said the incident was concerning because not too many years ago someone died after being hit in the head with a bar stool.

"Those sorts of offences are very serious and we're lucky that the result wasn't as serious as what happened, unfortunately, on Friday night," Detective Superintendent Gavin Dengate said.

On Friday night 23-year-old Michael McEwen had his head stomped on during an assault in Bondi, leaving him in an induced coma at St Vincent's Hospital.

The hospital's spokesman David Faktor said Mr McEwen was in a critical but stable condition and was most likely to remain that way for the next 24 hours.

In another incident, one police officer suffered a dislocated thumb and another a facial injury after six men fought with police when one of them was ejected from a club.

Another man, aged in his early 30s, was knocked unconscious during a brawl at Darling Harbour and police are now investigating whether he was punched or stomped on.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to facial injuries, which police said are not considered life-threatening.

A total of 282 people were arrested on Saturday night and 567 charges were laid on the second night of Operation Unite.

There were 87 people charged with failing to leave pubs and clubs.

Detective Superintendent Dengate said while Saturday night was quieter than Friday there were still far too many people drinking far too much alcohol.

"It's disappointing to see police officers attacked last night when they were trying to get six men off the roadway so they wouldn't get hurt," Detective Superintendent Dengate said.

He said the number of people charged with failing to leave licensed premises was concerning.

"People think they can attend licensed premises already intoxicated.

"They walk straight in and are confronted by licensees and security staff and from there issues do arise.

He said the assaults demonstrated how alcohol affects people.

"Common sense goes out the window," he said.

"People think they are seven foot tall and bullet proof, the judgment is just not there."

Police conducted 19,999 random breath tests on Saturday and booked 157 for drink-driving.

In total, 540 people were arrested across the state during the blitz and 1062 charges laid.

There were 40,373 random breath tests conducted and 268 people booked for drink-driving during the operation.

There were 548 arrests and 966 charges during the same crackdown last year.

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