Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie
24/04/2012

RSL and service clubs to enjoy a legal game of ‘two-up’ this Anzac Day

A game of ‘two-up’ can now be enjoyed legally by Queenslanders in licensed RSL and services clubs on Anzac Day thanks to the LNP leading the debate for change.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said a game of two-up is an important part of the Anzac Day tradition for our veterans.

“The LNP introduced a Bill to parliament in May last year to ensure the historical link between two-up and our service men and women was preserved,” Mr Bleijie said.

“It was ridiculous this amendment to the Criminal Code had not been made sooner by the Labor Government.

“The law needed to change to reflect community respect for the game of two-up and what it represents.

“Under the new rules, RSL and service clubs don’t need to seek permission from any regulatory authority to play two-up on Anzac Day.

“The change was a win for common sense as Queenslanders can now enjoy this time honoured tradition without the fear of being shut down or slapped with a fine.

“I encourage everyone to head out this Anzac Day and support their local veterans, enjoy a game of two-up and remember the sacrifice these men and women made for our country.”

For more information on Anzac Day events, contact your local RSL sub-branch.

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