One Night Stand In Beef Country

Forget bat country, beef country is the big winner in this year’s triple j One Night Stand. The Northwest Queensland town of Mount Isa has been selected as the lucky winner to host the 11th annual all-ages free event, this year featuring Tash Sultana, The Smith Street Band, Thundamentals and San Cisco. A triple j Unearthed winner will also join the bill. The event will … Continue reading One Night Stand In Beef Country

Liquor Licensing Kills Another North Queensland Entertainment Staple

Full Moon Down Under has been a monthly event on the North Queensland party calendar for around a decade. The events, held on Magnetic Island, have hosted some of Australia’s and the world’s best DJs… until now. The State Government’s new liquor licensing conditions have led organisers to scrap the regular events, according to the Townsville Bulletin. Changes made to legislation just last week reduced … Continue reading Liquor Licensing Kills Another North Queensland Entertainment Staple

Queensland Waters Down Proposed 1am Lockout Laws

Good news, everyone! Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has agreed to water down (pun intended) the proposed new 1am lockout laws, which were expected to be implemented from February. Apparently the PM’s primary concern was the rollback of alcohol service hours. So, instead of a 1am lockout, licensed venues in Queensland will roll back last drinks to 2am – 3am in a nightclub precinct. Shots are also banned … Continue reading Queensland Waters Down Proposed 1am Lockout Laws

MP proves he’s completely out of touch

Well, no surprises here. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen has proven once and for all how out of touch he is with reality in a Facebook post that somehow links a step forward for Queensland’s LGBTQIA teens with… pedophilia. The post comes following news that QLD has finally caught up with the rest of the country and lowered the age of consent for anal … Continue reading MP proves he’s completely out of touch

Queensland Gets Locked Out

It’s a day the Queensland entertainment and hospitality industry has been dreading since Annastacia Palaszczuk assumed office as Premier of Queensland on Valentine’s Day last year. A deal has been made between the Government and two cross bench MPs today, are reminiscent of the lockout laws introduced in Sydney two years ago – last drinks will be imposed at 2.00am, or 3.00am for designated late-night entertainment … Continue reading Queensland Gets Locked Out

Queensland Cop Quits Over Drug Charge

A member of Queensland’s police force has resigned from her position after allegedly being caught with drugs at Stereosonic music festival at the weekend. The 26-year old constable received a notice to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court in January for possessing dangerous drugs, allegedly at the Brisbane festival, although a police spokesperson refused to confirm the allegation. She has since resigned from her position in … Continue reading Queensland Cop Quits Over Drug Charge