By Triana O'Keefe, editor Australian Hotelier

Our Nightlife Queensland (ONQ) has today written to the Palaszczuk Government requesting meetings to discuss their proposed changes to the liquor licensing laws.

ONQ secretary Nicholas Braban said the hospitality industry shared the government’s concerns about alcohol-fuelled violence and is keen to work together to find a solution.

“We understand the government would like to take action in relation to the safety of patrons inside – and more importantly outside – Queensland nightspots. Safety is our number one priority too,” Braban said.

“We want to work with the government to find a way to implement the necessary reforms without harming the 7200 licensed venues in Queensland and their employees.”

Braban said there are a range of options the government could consider that would help achieve the outcomes they want, while also protecting the jobs of those who work in the industry.

“We are asking the government to sit down and talk with us about how to safeguard Queenslanders while also protecting the state’s hospitality industry and workers,” he said.

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