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Liquor Amendment Bill 2008
The Government committed to review the Liquor Act 1992 (the Liquor Act) as part of the Queensland Alcohol Action Plan 2003/2004 to 2006/2007 and the 17-Point Brisbane City Safety Action Plan. In April 2006, a discussion paper was released to inform the Liquor Act review. Subsequently, the Liquor Reform in Queensland information paper outlining the outcomes of the review was released to the pub

Liquor Amendment Regulation (No. 4)
Between 2002 and 2006, alcohol management strategies were implemented in 19 discrete Indigenous communities. Eighteen of the communities were declared alcohol restricted areas under the Liquor Act 1992, with a prescribed alcohol carriage limit. In December 2004, the Indigenous community of Cherbourg declared ‘dry places’ under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land

Liquor Amendment Regulation (No. 3) 2008
Between 2002 and 2006, in response to Justice Fitzgerald’s Cape York Justice study, alcohol restrictions were regulated in 18 of the 19 discrete Indigenous communities. In late 2007, it was identified that despite existing restrictions, alcohol-related harm and violence in many communities remained significantly higher than, and school attendance below, average Queensland standards. In February

Qld Road Safety Action Plan - speed management and drink driving
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) have developed the Queensland Road Safety Action Plan 2010-11 (the 2010-11 Action Plan) in close collaboration. Two major areas of road safety work to be reflected in the 2010-11 Action Plan are speed management and drink driving. Independent analysis suggests that the greatest road safety benefit can be achie

Liquor Regulation
The Liquor Act 1992 (Liquor Act) regulates the sale and supply of liquor in Queensland. A major review of the Liquor Act was completed as part of the 17 Point City Safety Action Plan 2005. The majority of reforms to the Liquor Act, including the introduction of an annual licence fee regime, came into effect on 1 January 2009. Liquor licence fees were comprised of a base fee for the type of li

Community safety and alcohol reform
In response to very high levels of alcohol related harm and violence, alcohol restrictions were rolled out in 19 discrete Indigenous communities. There was a review of the restrictions in 2008 which led to substantial reforms in alcohol management. Alcohol restrictions declared under the Liquor Act 1992 do not specify an end date. Stated government policy is that restrictions will remain in pla

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010
The Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (the Bill) amends a number of transport acts. Key provisions of the Bill will: Adopt national model legislation dealing with heavy vehicle speeding; Extend the no alcohol limit; Provide for the establishment of an alcohol ignition interlock scheme, aimed at reducing drink driving offences and crashes Facilitate the introduction of digital spe

Family Responsibility Commission Annual Report 2009-10 and April-June 10 Qtr Report
In line with the Family Responsibilities Commission Act 2008, which established the Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC), the Minister is to be provided with the FRC’s Annual Report each year for tabling in Parliament. The FRC also provides the Minister with quarterly reports on its operations. The Annual Report 2009-10 provides statistical and financial information including: 4364 agency

Liquor and Other Leg Amend Bill 2010
On 4 August 2009, the Law, Justice and Safety Committee was requested by the Legislative Assembly to conduct an inquiry into alcohol-related violence in Queensland, with a focus on community safety and preventative measures to reduce alcohol related violence, including its ramifications. The Committee tabled the final report of the inquiry into alcohol-related violence in the Legislative Assembl

Liquor Amend Reg (No 2) 2010 Wujal Wujal
The Liquor Amendment Regulation (No. 2) 2010 (the Regulation) amends the Liquor Regulations 2002 by extending the Wujal Wujal alcohol restricted area boundary to include several lots of land owned by the Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, including all roads and foreshores that pass through or bound the land lots. The Regulation also applies a bona fide traveller exemption to several roads, i

Amendments to the Liquor Act 1992 in Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011
Currently under the Liquor Act 1992 a club secretary is required to keep on the club premises a register of the name of each member of a reciprocal club visiting the premises, and the name of the reciprocal club, if the club has a community club licence, community other licence or a restricted club licence. The Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 amends the Liquor Act 1992 to remov

Responsible Alcohol Management-A Community Approach in Discrete Indigenous Communities
The Queensland Government committed to work with Indigenous communities to review Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs). The Queensland Government Six Month Action Plan July–December 2012 indicates that the Review will commence by December 2012. The State Government recognises that there is a diversity of views, needs and circumstances within and between communities regarding the AMPs. The Review will

Liquor and Gaming Red tape reduction Amendment Bill
The Queensland Government is committed to reducing red tape in the liquor and gaming industries. In accordance with this commitment, the Liquor and Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 amends liquor and gaming legislation to reduce the regulatory burden, including: removal of the requirement for gambling internal control systems, other than in casinos, to be approv

Liquor Red Tape Reduction and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
Government is committed to reducing the regulatory burden on the liquor and gaming industry to support tourism as one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy. In accordance with this commitment, the Liquor (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 amends liquor and gaming legislation to implement a number of red tape reduction and miscellaneous proposals, including: exte

Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
Violence in and around licensed venues is a serious problem for Queensland. While a number of measures have been implemented to address alcohol and drug-related violence, such as the state-wide lockout, a moratorium on late-night trading hours and the Drink Safe Precinct trials, the problem has continued. On 23 March 2014, the Queensland Government released the draft Safe Night Out Strategy. The d

Qld Govt Action Plan to stop alcohol and drug-related violence
Alcohol and drug-related violence is a significant problem for Queensland. Violent and anti-social patrons of licensed venues have a disproportionate impact on Queensland’s nightlife. Their aggressive and irresponsible conduct has harmful and sometimes tragic results. Following public consultation through an online survey, “An action plan to restore responsible behaviour and respect, stamp out alc

Queensland Alcohol and Other Drugs Action Plan 2015-17
Queenslanders consume alcohol at risky levels, smoke tobacco daily and use other drugs including illegal drugs at levels which exceed national rates. While not everyone who uses these drugs will become dependent, many experience harms which can have a significant impact on their mental and physical health and their ability to contribute to the community. In Queensland drug use accounts for an es

Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
The Government has committed to taking action to address alcohol-related harm in and around Queensland’s licensed venues. To achieve this the Government is implementing a comprehensive policy framework to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence (the Policy), based on evidence and best-practice approaches. This Policy includes both legislative and non-legislative elements, and also provides for the contin

Liquor and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
An independent evaluation report of the first six months of operation of Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy (TAFV Policy) initiatives (the Report) has now been released. The Report raised concerns about a lack of fidelity to 3am “last drinks”, due to widespread use by licensees of temporary late-night extended hours permits to extend liquor service hours to 5am. The Report also noted, based

Private Members Bill - Liquor (Rural Hotels Concession) Amendment Bill 2018
On 2 May 2018, Mr Robbie Katter MP, Member for Traeger, introduced the Liquor (Rural Hotels Concession) Amendment Bill 2018 which sought to create a concessional fee of 10% of the otherwise payable licence fee for commercial hotels located in ‘very remote Australia’. To balance supporting very remote Queensland communities with ensuring the effective operation of the legislative framework, the Q

Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amend Bill 2020
The Criminal Code (Consent and Mistake of Fact) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 will implement the recommendations of the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s report ‘Review of consent laws and the excuse of mistake of fact’ (the QLRC report) and progress a second tranche of the Government’s legislative response to the final evaluation report of the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy

Liquor (Artisan Liquor) Amendment Bill 2020
The government has committed to improving the regulatory environment for craft brewers and artisan distillers to support industry development and cut red tape. Before COVID-19, the artisan liquor industry in Queensland was a growth sector. The pandemic has highlighted the need for reforms to support craft brewers and artisan distillers throughout the state. A single licence category for craft br

Lapsed Legislation for reintroduction to Legislative Assembly
The Parliament was dissolved on 6 October 2020 for the 2020 State election, held on 31 October 2020. The dissolution had significant effects on the Parliament as follows: All business on the Notice Paper including Government Bills, Private Members Bills and Questions On Notice lapsed; All notices of motions remaining on the Notice Paper such as revocation motions lapsed, except for disallowance m

Final two year evaluation report on the Governments Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy
The Queensland Government’s Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy (the TAFV Policy) involves a comprehensive range of measures to reduce alcohol-related violence and harm in entertainment precincts, drive cultural change around drinking behaviours in entertainment precincts, and balance a reduction in harm with the interests of the licensed industry. The legislation underpinning the TAFV Poli

Three month deferral of gaming machine taxes
From 23 March 2020, many businesses were forced to close to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus within the community (COVID-19). These businesses included licensed clubs, hotels and casinos. The Queensland Government has been delivering a wide range of measures to support businesses, including by providing payroll tax deferrals and refunds, low interest loans and energy rebates. The Quee