Photos of problem drinkers may be distributed to pubs and clubs to lock out the troublemakers, under government ID-screening plans.
Violent drunks face lifetime bans from every nightspot in Queensland under a government plan to tackle the problem, the Courier Mail reports.
Distributing photos of problem drunks among licensed venues and identification screening are among the measures being considered to lock out troublemakers.
The ID screening involves taking photos and copies of driving licences and passports to alert bouncers and security guards to problem patrons.
Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie says his expert panel is considering introducing ID screening, but no decision has been made.
“We intend to finalise a package of reforms in the coming months that will include tougher penalties for patrons who do the wrong thing, better-equipped licensees and a continued high-visibility police presence,” he told the Courier Mail.
Queensland Industry Tourism Council chief executive Daniel Gschwind is part of the panel and says it has had long discussions about ID scanners and banning problem drunks from frequenting particular drinking precincts.