From: http://queenslandlockedout.com/

Just wanting to get the word out that we only have a week to reject a reduction in trading hours and obtain the removal of the new lockout laws suggested by the Queesland Government.

The Government is canvassing opinions online on six of the recommendations handed down in the parliamentary inquiry.

We cannot afford to be apathetic about this and we need to vote – and vote in numbers. The survey ends on Friday April 16.

We’ve held a protest, contacted the media, we’ve spoken with politicians, now it’s your turn to make your views known and vote on this survey. It does matter!

The results of the survey will have a major impact on the way the Government shapes its legislation and accepts or rejects the Liquor Reform recommendations.

We need you to vote and forward this on to your database to inform people this is actually taking place and not to miss the opportunity to have your say.


1. VOTE HERE:

http://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au/eSurveys/surveyfb4/index.cfm?SID=277

2. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS TO THIS EVENT TO MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER IMPACT!

3. POST THE LINK TO THE SURVEY ON YOUR WALL (FOR PEEPS THAT IGNORE EVENTS)

4. PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK

For more detailed information about the QLD Governments plans and also what we as a community have done so far please visit http://queenslandlockedout.com

What is the lockout/ shutdown?

The lockout is a declaration that says nobody may enter licensed premises after a certain time, even if you have already been inside that venue.

Currently, Queensland has a 3am lockout and a 5am shutdown which was introduced in 2006.

Despite several Government and Independent reports showing that the lockout has not worked;

The Queensland Government and Police Department Union are looking to introduce further restrictions where the lockout will be brought back to 2am and all venues shut down at 4am. There will be further impediment for hospitality workers, with a 2am shutdown Sunday - Thursday.