MP ATTORNEY GENERAL with The Hon. Yvette D’Ath A YEAR OF PROMISE QHA REVIEW | 42 Happy New Year to all QHA members and staff. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year period. Following the state election, I was honoured to be appointed to a second term as Attorney-General and Minister for Justice. I look forward to working with the Queensland Hotels Association and all hoteliers to promote our state and its hospitality industry. This year promises to be one of the most momentous in Queensland’s history with the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to be held from 4 –15 April. The Games will feature 18 sports and 7 parasports events at 17 competition venues at the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns, and attract 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories. With more than 1.2 million ticketed spectators and a cumulative television audience of 1.5 billion, there has never been a more exciting time to showcase our great state. I am sure that our award-winning hospitality and hotel sector will play an important part in making the 2018 Commonwealth Games a memorable experience for all participants. Coming up later this year will be the results of an independent review of the Tackling Alcohol Fuelled- Violence policy. The research findings from this project will help the government develop evidence-based policies to minimise harm from the misuse and abuse of alcohol in Queensland. We will also see further work being done at a state and national level around consumer protection and harm minimisation in different forms of gambling. I wish QHA members and staff a safe and successful 2018.
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