Queensland Government considers dumping lockout laws
THE Palaszczuk Government is preparing to dump or delays its plans for a 1am lockout in the state's nightclub precincts.
We can reveal the the Government is now considering other options - including a tough ID "scanning and banning" regime - as an alternative to the contentious policy ahead of a likely election this year.
Some consideration is also being given to pushing the 1am lockout back to a later hour. A report into the impact of the Government's move last July to wind back drinking hours in bars - which included bans on shots and other "rapid consumption" drinks after midnight - will determine the future of the lockout.
On Sunday, acting Premier Jackie Trad left the door open for a lockout rethink when asked about the policy.
She said the Government had already honoured its election commitment on alcohol-fuelled violence by cutting the hours alcohol could be served.