Qantas lounge Gold Coast - drink limit

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Last trip to Port Douglas pre covid, Peppers hotel wouldnt allow the welcome drink voucher to be used on anything alcoholic only softdrink or coffee. Where as Peppers properties in ACT and WA they gladly gave wine or beer or coughtail of the day i.e. honoured loyalty entitlements.
Off-topic but I'd be reporting that hotel. I've stayed at several Accor hotels in QLD and never had a problem using the welcome drink voucher on a beer.
 

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Off-topic but I'd be reporting that hotel. I've stayed at several Accor hotels in QLD and never had a problem using the welcome drink voucher on a beer.
Agreed, even the Ibis BNE allowed me to use my silver status vouchers for beer.
 

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Mantra Aqueous Port Douglas left a whole bottle of wine in my room for me to consume unsupervised!

Way more dangerous than using a welcome drink voucher on a single glass of wine or beer.
I’ve been in many hotels where the minibar is loaded with booze. I didn’t need permission to drink it but they were happy to take my money.

Perhaps free alcohol produces unsocial behaviour but paid for alcohol is fine?
 

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I’ve been in many hotels where the minibar is loaded with booze. I didn’t need permission to drink it but they were happy to take my money.

Perhaps free alcohol produces unsocial behaviour but paid for alcohol is fine?

Even in a hotel, what you can do in a bar (drink wise), is different to what you can do in your room. Different rules apply to a bar vs in-room.
 

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Even in a hotel, what you can do in a bar (drink wise), is different to what you can do in your room. Different rules apply to a bar vs in-room.
There are reports hotels are putting limits on alcohol deliveries to those in hotel quarantine
 

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There are reports hotels are putting limits on alcohol deliveries to those in hotel quarantine
Not reports... It's true!

In QLD you're limited to one 6 pack of beer or one bottle of wine delivered to each room per person per day. I believe NSW, WA, and VIC are the same.

In the NT at Howard Springs, it's completely dry.
 
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Not reports... It's true!

In QLD you're limited to one 6 pack of beer or one bottle of wine delivered to each room per person per day. I believe NSW, WA, and VIC are the same.

What’s the story with ciggies out of interest?

Cold turkey?
 

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What’s the story with ciggies out of interest?
Again no idea about the other states but in QLD if you don't have a room with a balcony then you can't smoke.

In the early days they'd escort smokers out of their rooms to a designated area but that was deemed too high of a risk. So instead they just provide support options instead.

At Howard Springs they do allow smoking and in a copy of the welcome booklet I've seen it just says to be mindful of others when smoking.
 

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Not reports... It's true!

In QLD you're limited to one 6 pack of beer or one bottle of wine delivered to each room per person per day. I believe NSW, WA, and VIC are the same.

In the NT at Howard Springs, it's completely dry.

Is that the hotel that imposes the limit, or something from the state authorities?
 

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I thought the alcohol limit was imposed by the states running the HQ, the allowance seems to be the same no matter which property you are assigned to.

Whereas ability to smoke depends on the hotels. I imagine it would be awful to get a room with a balcony only to go outside and be bombarded with cigarette smoke from the neighboring balcony. Most hotels are smoke free these days, and only about 10% of adults smoke. It would be a nightmare to end up a room where a previous guest had been smoking with no one to escape the stench.
 
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I believe so. State liquor laws applied on campus at UWA which is federal.
Universities are established by State law (e.g. University of Western Australia Act 1911: Acts : Governance : The University of Western Australia), but most of their funding comes from the Commonwealth.

The Airports Act 1996 (Cth) section 170 states: "The regulations may make provision for and in relation to prohibiting or regulating the sale, supply, disposal or possession of liquor at a specified airport."

The Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997, Division 4—Airports in Queensland states: "Liquor Act means the Liquor Act 1992 of Queensland", and notes (at r48): "The whole terminal area is taken to be licensed premises for the Liquor Act."
 
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Being on federal land do Qld liquor laws even apply in an airport lounge on secure side?

Do Airports still count as Federal since privatization? Recent experience (eg COVID checks at BNE) has been with State Police, not the Feds ...

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ASP is self pour for wine beer and basic spirits and completely open you could even help yourself to a Bottle to take away if you were that way inclined. LOL
 

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Do Airports still count as Federal since privatization? Recent experience (eg COVID checks at BNE) has been with State Police, not the Feds ...

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BD
The airports are only leased from the Federal government, so the Commonwealth still owns the land.

More informed people might correct this, but my understanding is the AFP and the State police have specific arrangements for each airport (e.g. AFP air-side, State police land-side etc).
 

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ASP is self pour for wine beer and basic spirits and completely open you could even help yourself to a Bottle to take away if you were that way inclined. LOL

O/T- Sounds like the “executive lounge” at an Auckland hotel. The sole staff member would go to the kitchen to coolect supplies. Some guests started free pouring. Next time the staff member left, these guest took a couple of bottles of wine then left.
 

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The airports are only leased from the Federal government, so the Commonwealth still owns the land.

More informed people might correct this, but my understanding is the AFP and the State police have specific arrangements for each airport (e.g. AFP air-side, State police land-side etc).

It’s a bit grey - it’s definitely federal land, but it’s still part of the state it’s in - which makes it similar to other Federal installations like ADF bases.

The federal police in airports are not like the ones in the ACT who pull you over for speeding, they do not have a civilian policing role - they are there to identify and respond to threats to aviation and its users. Hence the host state police usually fill this role on behalf of the federal government - as they do on Defence bases.

Your statement above about landslide vs airside is not correct, there’s definitely a role for the federal police landslide especially in check in areas of the terminal as well as monitoring suspicious persons or vehicles “outside the wire”.

The short answer is major airports are both federal and state run, it’s all in the Airports Act 1996 In the case of liquor, the Airports (Control of On-Airport Activities) Regulations 1997 basically applies the various state liquor acts in their respective states.

Of course, as the laws and regulations give certain powers and responsibilities to the states, it could easily amend them and make them full federal enclaves.
 

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Do Airports still count as Federal since privatization? Recent experience (eg COVID checks at BNE) has been with State Police, not the Feds ...

Regards,

BD
Covid checks is a completely separate issue. State governments and hence state police look after covid checks. Got nothing to do with anything else. They're their only to do the covid stuff.
 

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