QLD Opposition promises 1am pub and club lock out

PUNTERS would be locked out of pubs and clubs from 1am with booze turned off two hours later if the Queensland Opposition forms government after the next election.

The state's Labor Party on Tuesday published its Tackling Alcohol Fuelled Violence policy would force licensed premises to stop serving alcohol after 3am, although food and other drinks could still be on offer.

Selling shots in bars would be outlawed after midnight and there would be "mandatory bans" for those repeatedly caught being drunk and violent.

Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk said young people "deserve to know they can have a good night out and a safe night out as well".

"People want action on the sickening problem of young people having their lives ruined by alcohol-fuelled violence."

The Queensland Government is considering recommendations from an expert panel, including tougher penalties for the drunk and violent.

This would likely be in place of limiting trading hours.

Maxillo-facial surgeon Dr Anthony Lynham - chair of Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol - supported the Opposition's plan.



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