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Late Night Operators Say Queensland Laws Damaging

Late night operators in Queensland’s busiest party districts say business has fallen by 50 per cent since the inception of the legislation designed to curb alcohol-fuelled violence. The legislation came into effect 6 months ago. One bar manager said earnings

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July Signals Start of Queensland Last Drinks

As of the 1st of this month, the Palaszczuk Government’s alcohol-fuelled violence legislation came into effect. Now pubs, clubs and bars in Queensland are required to stop serving alcohol from 2am, unless they are situated in a designated ‘safe night

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On-premises Assaults Halved on Central Coast

The Australian Hotels Association NSW recently commenting on data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) highlighted the benefits of measures including the ‘barred from one, barred from all’ rule. According to BOCSAR,  the assault rates in licensed

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Tributes Flow for One Punch Victim

More than 1000 people showed up to pay respects to the teenage victim of an alleged one punch assault recently in Fortitude Valley. A Brisbane rally was held in the memory of the young man in King George Square. Gatherers

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Brisbane Assaults Fall in Nightlife Districts

The Queensland Police Service’s annual statistics recently revealed some positive results from the last financial year. According to the statistics Brisbane has the lowest assault rates in the state with a 4 per cent drop recorded. Brisbane’s 3 Safe Nights

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Survey Shows Pre-Loading Rife Among Young People

The latest annual alcohol poll by FARE (Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education) found that only 38 per cent of young people were asked for their IDs when buying alcohol. It also found that pre-loading and drinking with the intent

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NSW New Online Tool to Help Combat Alcohol Problems

The NSW Government has developed an online tool to help combat alcohol problems. The new online registration tool and strategy selector was developed to help share information in communities throughout the state. Liquor accords involve local licensees, councils and police jointly

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Alcohol Sales to Minors Prompts OLGR Warning

Bottle shops selling alcohol to minors have been given a warning by the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing. The OGLR is cracking down on Responsible Service of Alcohol breaches following a blitz on 42 bottle shops around the state. A

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Plan to Tackle Alcohol Attitudes and Culture

‘‘Everybody’s Business’’ is the plan recently launched by The Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Council. The council say the plan will aim to address attitudes and culture that promote alcohol and smoking at harmful levels. One of the suggestions include reviewing the

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Tough Lockout Laws to Curb Alcohol Fueled Violence

The Labor government in Queensland are planning to introduce 1:00 am lockouts. The lockouts have been brought forward from 3:00am for nightclubs and pubs. This was part of the government’s election policy to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence. The Attorney General and

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