Any venue with a liquor licence must maintain a "Manager's Register."
This register must be available at all times for inspection by an officer of the Liquor Licencing Division (all police officers hold the office of "Liquor Inspector").
The register must show that at all times there is a licenced manager on duty. (i.e. someone who holds a "Licenced Venue Manager's Licence" - sort of like a driver's licence).
For each manager the register shows:
Name of manager
The Wayside Tavern downloaded the register from the website of the Liquor Licencing Division.
On a certain evening a police officer from the (cough) specialist Liquor Enforcement section of Qld police called to inspect the register.
As a result of his inspection he issued a citation to the Wayside Tavern, reason: The register incorrectly formatted.
The specific breach: The columns for print name and signature were separated by a single vertical line.
The citation stated that these columns must be demarcated by a double vertical line.
In case anyone missed it above: The Wayside Tavern was using the Manager's Register downloaded from the website of the Liquor Licencing Division.
It should be noted here that nowhere in the Queensland Liquor Act is there any mention of what such a register should look like, or what information it must contain, the act merely mandates that a manager's register must be kept.
You couldn't make it up!
Premier Campbell Newman: Keep-on-firing-them.