From 1 July 2016, venues that are approved to trade past midnight cannot sell or supply rapid intoxication drinks after midnight.
A rapid intoxication drink is one that is designed to be consumed rapidly, or contains a high percentage of alcohol. These pose a high risk of alcohol-related harm.
Rapid intoxication drinks that have been prescribed in liquor legislation include:
Cocktails are exempt from the ban on rapid intoxication drinks from midnight, provided the:
If venues sell or supply rapid intoxication drinks during the restricted period they can be fined $12,190.
Airports and casinos are exempt from reduced trading hours, lock out laws and the ban on rapid intoxication drinks from 12am, as they already have a higher standard of strict controls in place in their venues to address issues of harm as compared to other licensed venues. The nature of their operations also differs to other venues.
This is just one of the legislative changes that impacts licensees from 1 July 2016. You can see a full summary of the changes at www.business.qld.gov.au/tafv.
Reference : https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/liquor-gaming/liquor/subscribe-newsletter/current#ban-on-rapid-intoxication-drinks-after-12am
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