Ho­tel ban’s a first un­der new rules

Central and North Burnett Times - - WELCOME - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

IN A crack­down on al­co­hol-fu­elled vi­o­lence, Gayn­dah po­lice have is­sued their first ban no­tice un­der re­cent Safe Night Out leg­is­la­tion.

Se­nior Con­sta­bleWy­att Telford said on De­cem­ber 27 the man was is­sued with an ini­tial 10-day ban no­tice, which was ex­tended to a three-month ban from all Gayn­dah li­censed premises.

“The gov­ern­ment is cracking down on al­co­hol-fu­elled vi­o­lence in a li­censed area and the ban is to de­ter anti-so­cial be­hav­iour,” Snr Const Telford said. “It was nec­es­sary.” Golden Orange Ho­tel Mo­tel man­ager Re­nee McGil­very said the Safe Night Out leg­is­la­tion was bet­ter in the big­ger ci­ties.

“It’s a hard call to make,” Ms McGil­very said.

“We can lose business for the three months from a reg­u­lar pa­tron.”

Golden Orange Ho­tel owner Lor­raine Mogg said pa­trons re­spected the venue’s staff.

“We don’t have prob­lems here; we’re just a small coun­try town,” she said.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Wy­att Telford The gov­ern­ment is cracking down on al­co­hol-fu­elled vi­o­lence in a li­censed area...

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