Booze fines for parents who supply
A NEW statewide advertising blitz will spread the message that supplying alcohol to underage teenagers is dangerous and could end in an $8000 fine for parents.
Attorney-General Paul Lucas said 2000 bottle shops and hotels would be decked out with posters, postcards and shelf advertising as well as carry messages on paper bags and post-it notes to remind parents that the irresponsible supply of alcohol to minors was illegal.
Mr Lucas said campaign materials would be rolled out soon and displayed at accommodation and entertainment venues at schoolies hot spots such as the Gold Coast, Airlie Beach, Magnetic Island and Yeppoon in the lead-up to 39,000 school leavers celebrating the annual event.
He said the campaign message, "supplying alcohol to minors is no minor offence", was aimed at reminding parents that they risked being fined if they loaded up their children with booze.
Mr Lucas said adults who supplied alcohol to children they were not responsible for were committing an offence.