Stuckey supports freeze on liquor trading hours

17 Sep 2009 2:36 PMJann Stuckey

17 September 2009

Member for Currumbin Jann Stuckey MP has welcomed the state government’s announcement of a 12 month moratorium on licensed venue opening times which will put on hold applications for extensions to trading hours after 12pm

“Many people have contacted my office in recent months concerned about applications by pubs and clubs wanting to extend their trading hours in the Currumbin electorate.” Said Ms Stuckey

“News that the government will put a 12 month moratorium on extended trading hours should please concerned residents.

“People are sick and tired of waking to news that another savage attack on an innocent victim has occurred the night before in or near one of our local licensed venues.

“The recent death of a young man in Coolangatta in the early hours of a weekend morning highlights the need to develop a raft of strategies to prevent avoidable incidents such as these.

“It is to be hoped that together with the introduction of plastic cups the number of “glassing” attacks that seem to becoming more prevalent on the Gold Coast will reduce.

“I also encourage people to help by sharing their ideas about how we can overcome these issues by making a submission to the Law, Justice and Safety Parliamentary Committee which is investigating late opening hours and alcohol related violence.”

Submissions can be made until Friday 23rd of October and sent to “The Research Director” Law, Justice and Safety Committee, Parliament House Brisbane Qld 4000 or email to ljsc@parliament.qld.gov.au

“Our local pubs and clubs in our suburbs do not need to be open way past midnight.  Residents put up with enough disruptions as it is and as taxpayers they have a right to a decent night’s sleep,”  Ms Stuckey said.

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Contact Jann Stuckey 0439 755 919