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Opposing the Acacia Ridge application to introduce sexually explicit entertainment

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Wendy Francis
81 Cranbrook Street

Total Signatures - 361

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 31/10/2014

Closing Date: 24/11/2014

Tabled Date: 25/11/2014

Responded By: Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP on 16/12/2014

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that Acacia Ridge is primarily a residential suburb in Brisbane, 15 kms from the CBD, with a population of just under 7000 people. The average age of residents is 34, three years below the Australian average. This low average age is reflected in the fact that within 1.7 kms from the hotel in question there are seven children's educational centres including primary schools, day care centres and specialised centres such as The Aboriginal & Islander Independent Community at 1277 Beaudesert Road (address of proposed adult venue is 1386 Beaudesert Road). Strip clubs harm communities. The connection between the strip industry and violence in the community is one that has long been acknowledged. Such venues are identified by the government as 'high risk'. The level of sexually explicit entertainment requested by this application is totally inappropriate for this suburb of young families.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to please protect the family nature of the suburb of Acacia Ridge and say no to the application for an adult entertainment permit to introduce sexually explicit entertainment by the Acacia Ridge Hotel.