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Staggering: Queensland persists with public drunkenness law

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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…



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