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Hotel gets on front foot with ID scanner

Todd Lambert and Mark Monaghan from the Reef Hotel show off their new ID scanner to patrons Tom Norton and Monica Shaw. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer
Todd Lambert and Mark Monaghan from the Reef Hotel show off their new ID scanner to patrons Tom Norton and Monica Shaw. Photo Mike Richards / The Observer Mike Richards

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.



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