The final report of the independent evaluation of the Queensland Government’s Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence (TAFV) Policy and the government’s interim response to its recommendations were tabled on 26 July.

The two-year evaluation reported promising reductions in some key measures of alcohol-related harm across Queensland and listed a series of recommendations.

Key recommendations which have been accepted in principle, subject to further consultation include:

Mandatory ID scanning

  • Increasing the minimum duration of Queensland Police banning notices from 10 days to one month
  • Limiting the amount of time venue-based bans remain on the system in an effort to minimise impact of vexatious and/or excessive bans
  • Adding an offence to the Liquor Act 1992 to address vexatious licensee bans
  • Retaining mandatory ID scanners
  • Enabling banning lists to be shared with venues that are not on the ID scanner network
  • Exploring options for a stamp-in process where IDs have already been scanned, to avoid double scanning
  • Removing the requirement to scan IDs from Monday to Thursday for venues that close by 1am
  • Exempting community clubs from mandatory networked scanning, while remaining subject to other restrictions.


  • Extending the CCTV operation requirement for venues in the Brisbane City Council area to a statewide requirement for venues trading after midnight.

Safe Night Precincts (SNPs)

  • Continuing to support SNP board administration
  • Removing Inner Brisbane (Caxton Street) and Ipswich as part of a review of SNPs
  • Conducting regular reviews of SNP boundaries
  • Maintaining support services for SNPs.

Responsible Service of Alcohol

  • Introducing a penalty for not complying with Risk Assessed Management Plans.


  • Publishing reasons and documents for licensing decisions (subject to privacy and resourcing).

You can read the report and the government’s interim response in full at the Queensland Government Publications page.