The group representing Queensland entertainment venues has warned that the state’s controversial new lockout laws will only increase the number of violent attacks committed by sober people.
“Queenslanders who consume millions of dollars of alcohol at nightclubs and hotels are being unfairly punished by these draconian laws,” says industry spokesman Mitch Spinoza.
“It’s madness. Everyone knows you can’t punch someone if you’re holding a drink.”
“It’s people who aren’t holding drinks who the government should be worried about.”
Mr Spinoza warns that the number of people not holding drinks will drastically increase due to the new Queensland lockout laws.
“The government thinks they’re making things better but the violence will only get worse.”
“What are people going to be doing at 3 a.m. if they can’t drink? Sleep???”
Mr Spinoza suggests that, if anything, entertainment venues should have later closer times – or none at all.
“If the government was serious about reducing violence, they would pass laws that encourage people to stay off the streets, safely hold drinks and not punch anyone.”
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