Brisbane Pub’s Pinkenba Hotel licensee has been found guilty and fined for providing adult entertainment on its premises without permission.
Licensee, The Pink (Qld) Pty Ltd, trading as Pinkenba Hotel, has been charged in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for failing to host the Miss Pink Erotica 2019 event, in which dancers performed in a sexually explicit manner within the venue .
A permit is required to hold this type of event.
“The Pinkenba Hotel’s licensee had a clear disregard for the Liquor Act by offering unauthorized adult entertainment in a licensed building,” said Victoria Thomson, Liquor and Gaming Commissioner.
“The rules are clear – you need to apply for an adult entertainment permit to enjoy sexually explicit entertainment in a licensed building.
“Licensees are required by law to comply with Queensland licensing laws and have a social responsibility to do the right thing. If they don’t, they run the risk of being caught and fined.
“The license framework is there to protect the community and adult entertainment workers. It ensures that entertainment for adults is only provided and controlled by suitable persons, minors are not exposed and there is adequate supervision and control to protect the entertainers. “
The defendant company pleaded guilty and the judge fined $ 3,000, indicating that the fine would have been much higher without the effects of COVID-19. No conviction was recorded.
Licensees can be fined up to 200 units of penalty (US $ 26,690) for performing adult entertainment without permission.
Thomson said that any licensee considering offering adult entertainment on their premises should understand what constitutes adult entertainment, what restrictions apply to performances, and what permits are required to perform.
“It is a licensee’s responsibility to understand the definition of ‘adult entertainment’ as it is defined in the Approval of Adult Entertainment Code (Liquor) Regulation 2002.”
Image: Facebook / Pinkenba Hotel.