QBH sounds like a drug, such as GBH. The club known as QBH has built a history of violence. Just how it is. No blame to club attributed. Right place at right time. Large dance venue near a casino sounds like a bad recipe.
Authorities bang on about alcohol fueled violence and distract us from drugs. I have seen what drugs do to folks. It sometimes is not pretty. But authorities find it much easier to worry about too much beer and alcohol. I know alcohol. Excessive consumption of it does not allow you stay up all night, flirting with chicks, chatting to mates, getting nasty, getting paranoid, fighting with intent. It may do some of the above at some point, but the more you have, the quicker you will pass out. Not so with drugs. You will do all of the above and then go onto another venue.
I have been to QBH at least once. I recall very little for no other reason than it was a long time ago, shortly after it opened. I think it was a quite good and stylish venue, with a raised area to look down on dancers. Always the spectator is me.
QBH wasn't always QBH. It used to be the Queen's Bridge Hotel. R worked in the area at the time, in the International Mail Centre in the now disappeared Maffra Street. Not sure what he did, but it was a bludge and he often got bored. I recall Australian Customs was involved in his work.
There was a gate between the Mail Centre and the Queens Bridge Hotel. It was used often in working time by many of the staff. They did not go there to buy some pills, just to have a drink or five. I think quite a few staff celebratory dinners were held there too.
Melbourne is full of little bars, secreted off narrow laneways, some on top of buildings, some don't even have security guards, yet the same ones with umpteen guards keep having trouble. The large ones.
I will educate my younger readers by telling them to search for Croxton Park, Matthew Flinders, Burvale, South Side Six. You older folk will know these places.
These large venue inner city places are the mid burb venues of old. The difference now being drugs, and a mix of ethnic heritage and that they are located in areas where people have political or money influence. I am astonished how little trouble happens at these new venues, and when it does, it is filmed in bright technicolour.