LOCKED OUT OF PROMISES
Today is the day that Labor’s unfair lockout laws were meant to begin.
In case you missed last week’s announcement, Annastacia Palaszczuk has decided to backflip on her so-called strong commitment and break another election promise.
Yet again the government that is making it up as it goes along and reacting to the politics of the day -rather than providing good government to the people of Queensland.
To be clear, the LNP never supported the lockout laws. However, Annastacia Palaszczuk could have saved everyone from a year of uncertainty and supported our comprehensive plan to reduce alcohol and drug-related violence – the Safe Night Out strategy.
We now have a situation where the lockout laws are in place but Annastacia Palaszcuk is telling Queenslanders to ignore them and instead embrace a new ID scanning and banning regime.
The frustrating thing is this scanning and banning scheme has been instituted since 2014, but is only coming into force now after the Palaszczuk Government put the brakes on it.
Sound hard to follow? You’re not alone. How does the Government expect Queenslanders to keep up with the law of the land when they don’t really know themselves?
This is yet another bungle from Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath and another broken promise from Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Only the LNP has been consistent on this issue, putting community safety and the late night economy ahead of politics.
Jarrod Bleijie (LNP). Shadow Minister for Employment and Fair Trading