20 April, 2016. 17:04
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT
Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has today passed new laws which will restrict pub owners from having venue televisions at an ‘offensive’ level during any of the upcoming State Of Origin football matches.
Palaszczuk says the State Government were moved to pass these laws after consultation with developers and residents in some of Brisbane’s busiest nightlife precincts.
“Some of these areas, like Fortitude Valley and Coronation Drive, are no longer suitable to host rugby league crowds,” said Palaszczuk in a media conference this morning.
“We have worked very hard as a Government to make our new residents feel comfortable. A lot of the apartment owners in inner-city Brisbane don’t feel comfortable with that kind of foot traffic in their area,”
“They aren’t from here and they are paying big dollars so we want to make them feel welcome”
Annastacia Palaszczuk, who has been the Premier of Queensland since Alan Jones decided she was a better candidate than Campbell Newman in February last year, says the volume restrictions on pub televisions will join the new lock-out laws in Brisbane CBD.
“Rugby League, while being a very enjoyable pastime for Brisbane, does not exactly fit in with the vision I have for this city and my overall plan for this state,”
“We’ve decided the pub culture has really started to bring us down, especially with the amount of Sydney-based property buyers looking at the state… We’ve got to keep them happy too”
“…and rowdy Wednesday nights are not a good way of doing that”.