Time to revisit the Inebriates Act?

One of our readers, Richard, mentioned a work activity he was involved in related to Inebriates and it reminded me of the old Inebriates legislation that existed in most states. Correct me if I’m wrong but the legislation is either non-existent or defunct acorss the board. I remember investigating using the NSW legislation in the early 1990’s and even then it was a long stretch as it was essentially impossible to get placement for a person under the ACt even if a magistrate was willing to use what was extremely old legislation from the 1920’s.

Has anyone had any experience with using such legislation and are there any valid arguments in regard to re-introducing similar laws to compel people to seek treament?