Down with strip club approval, long live democracy

LETTER OF THE DAY: When the Vault on Ruthven St applied for an Adult Entertainment Permit, not only was there an unprecedented number of objections, the local police objected, the council objected and the business community also objected.

In spite of these concerns by the local community, the Office of Liquor and Gaming in Brisbane believed it was acceptable to overrule the local community and give the permit.

Queenslanders are fed up with their lives being ruled by some faceless bureaucrats appointed by some faceless civil servant and this is why many requested the Attorney General and the present government to give the power to decide local issues back to local communities.

I would like to say thank you to the LNP Government for giving us legislation that allows local communities and democratically elected councils to decide local decisions.

Long live democracy.

  • JENNIFER GOODWIN, Toowoomba

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