Underage girls, drunken fights and traces of vomit: being hit in the wild karaoke bar with a $ 20,000 fine after a series of violations
- The karaoke bar has been hit with a $ 20,000 fine for repeated breaches of compliance
- Former owners of Sandbox Karaoke & Bar received a reprimand on 10 December
- Commissioner for Fair Trade also passed a ban on liquor licenses of 18 months
- The hearing heard that the establishment had a series of violations in 2017
Adam Mccleery for Daily Mail Australia
Former owners of a karaoke bar have been beaten with a fine of $ 20,000, after details of their wild operation have been exposed by the governing body of the industry.
Canberra's Sandbox Karaoke & Bar's previous owners were the subject of a December 10 disciplinary hearing by the Fair Trading Commissioner for a series of violations that took place between June and November last year.
The police were last called to the karaoke bar after two young girls, one at the age of only 17, were taken to a hospital because they were so drunk.
Staff told officers that the girls had not been checked for ID because they were regulars.
The next night, the police returned to the bar for a compliance check and found an unconscious man in a pool of vomit that stretched from his body to the door.
Former owners of Soundbox Karaoke & Bar (photo) received a large fine and were not allowed to obtain an alcohol license after a series of infringements were detected by the board of the branch.
During another incident, six men were involved in a wild fight in one of the private karaoke rooms.
The fight, which was recorded on security camera's, showed that one of the men reportedly slew a full bottle of wine with two other men before being restricted.
By not informing the police about the force personnel at the site, they were in violation of their liquor license and RAMP.
& # 39; The incidents were serious and had the potential to do more damage than they did, & # 39; read the report of the commissioner.
The former owners were fined $ 20,000 and were banned for obtaining a liquor license or permit for 18 months after the infringements were made public.
The former owners were fined $ 20,000 and were forbidden for 18 months to get a liquor license or permit for a series of infringements within the establishment in 2017
The violations include violating the conditions of a liquor license, supplying alcohol to a drunken person, supplying alcohol in unopened containers and failing to comply with an approved risk assessment management plan.
The bar also appeared to have allowed minors to drink alcohol and to be in areas for adults at the bar and to carry out a prohibited promotional activity on the premises.
A series of other non-compliance problems were set out in the Commissioner's report before the final decision was taken.
Sounbox Karaoke Bar has since been taken over by new owners, but has retained its name.
A series of non-compliance issues, including alcohol use by minors, extreme drunkenness and wild fights, was set out in the Commissioner's report before the final decision was taken.