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Revised lockout laws will curb alcohol-fuelled violence, Queensland A-G says

Labor's plan to revise lockout laws will significantly reduce levels of alcohol-fuelled violence, Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath says.

She said laws would be introduced to State Parliament this week for a 2:00am last drinks call in pubs and clubs across Queensland.

Nightclub precincts would be able to apply for an extension of last drinks to 3:00am, but would need to impose a 1:00am lockout.

Rapid-consumption drinks like shots would also be banned from midnight. 

Ms D'Ath said if passed, the laws would come into force on July 1 next year.

"I would rather - as a member of the Palaszczuk Government - explain to someone why at 2:30 in the morning they can't have another alcoholic drink, than explain to their parents why they're not coming home," she said.

Ms D'Ath said the State Government was standing up against alcohol-fuelled violence in the community.

"Personal safety must be paramount - this Government made a commitment at the last election to the people of Queensland to keep their loved ones safe when they went out at night, and this comprehensive package is designed to do just that," she said.

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TKYF Mosman, NSW Australia