Scanning System to Stop Newcastle’s Nightlife Violence

ID scanners in Newcastle pubs and clubs

Image courtesy of Out In Newcastle

Following reports that Newcastle’s most popular clubs and pubs have continued to make the list of the state’s most violent venues the licencsees of MJ Finnegan’s, The Cambridge Hotel, Queens Wharf Brewery, Fanny’s Nightclub and King Street Hotel have joined forces to fight anti-social behavior in town.

As of Friday the 13th all five venues will implement an ID Scanning System and a uniform code of conduct enforcing a strong zero tolerance policy for violent and anti-social behaviour.

With the unique ability to instantly share information between venues the ID scanning system will facilitate a united approach in penalising offenders which, depending on the nature of the breach, could lead to being barred for 3 months or to being barred indefinitely- from all 5 venues.

Following the enforcement of strict trading restrictions in the Newcastle CBD this initiative is a welcome approach for the majority of patrons with statistics showing it is often only a handful of individuals who create problems.

The scanning system is the first of a number of initiatives to be implemented over the coming months.

Kayla is a 3rd year Communications student majoring in Public Relations. She has overcome her fear of technology within the last few years after completing international and local internships within the digital media industry. Her other interests include Arrested Development, reading, cooking and merlot.

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