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The Safe Night Out Strategy – implications for licensees

18 July 2014


The Government's multi-faceted approach to safeguarding the wellbeing of the public in Queensland's key entertainment zones includes a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing compliance with a more stringent liquor licensing framework.

The Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming will be given a range of new powers including the ability to issue infringement notices to licensees for "...engaging in irresponsible practices and promotions" and the imposing of blanket licensing conditions across multiple venues. The Commissioner will also require some licensees authorised to operate after midnight in Safe Night Precincts to use networked ID scanners to identify individuals who pose a risk to the security of fellow patrons.

In addition to these changes, other revisions including addressing risk management and cooperation with law enforcement have the potential to affect the way in which licensees conduct their business. Make sure you're prepared.

For more information please contact:

Curt Schatz | Partner
Mullins Lawyers
t +61 7 3224 0230
f +61 7 3224 0333

Mark Madsen | Partner
Mullins Lawyers
t +61 7 3224 0241
f +61 7 3224 0333



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