Friday April 16, 2021
Three decades after a royal commission recommended it be abolished, public drunkenness will remain a crime in Queensland for the foreseeable future.
The state government will not abolish public drunkenness laws. Photo: ABC
Queensland is the only jurisdiction that has not moved to change the law, after Victoria passed a bill in February following the inquest into the death of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day.
While there are no plans to scrap the offence, a representative for Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan said there were alternatives to detaining intoxicated…