Hotel gets on front foot with ID scanner
ALL Queensland late-night venues will be required to use networked ID scanners from July 1 next year.
Gladstone's Reef Hotel is getting in early.
Police Sergeant Caroline Hogan said the scanners were part of an initiative by the State Government to combat alcohol and drug-related violence in and outside venues.
"Customers will have their identification scanned and checked against a national police database," she said.
People with court bans from licensed venues or with criminal offences could be prevented from entering venues.
New offenders who act in a disorderly, violent or threatening manner can be banned by police and added to the database without criminal charges.
Designed to share information, the ID system will be enforced across the country.