The Government of Queensland in Australia have proposed new drinking laws which will banish the sale of alcoholic beverages after 2am.
Before 2005 in the UK, it was illegal for a holder of an Alcohol license to serve alcohol in a pub after 11pm. However in 2005 parts of the law forbidding such activity were changed which meant license holders could apply for permit extensions which would allow them to serve alcohol 24 hours, 7 days a week. However, many pubs still close at 11pm for commercial reasons. So for someone living in the UK, these rules being proposed by the state of Queensland don’t seem too stringent
Is this really ‘nanny-statism’?