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Roebuck Bay Hotel pictured in 1990. ​

An Australian pub has come under fire for its decision to hold a wet t-shirt competition on the Queen Elizabeth II holiday.

The Roebuck Bay Hotel, the oldest pub in the Western Australian pearl town of Broome, has this week announced a wet t-shirt competition “to celebrate the life of Queen Lizzie”.

“Join us Wednesday night for a special Wet T at Oasis Bar to celebrate the life of Queen Lizzie,” a Facebook post about the event said.

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“Enter Wet-T for a chance to win $750. With DJ Sam T on the decks from 8pm party till late!”

The Roebuck Bay Hotel is hosting a party in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.  Image: Facebook
The Roebuck Bay Hotel is hosting a party in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. Image: Facebook

Several people took to social media to express their concern that the wet t-shirt party was inappropriate following the monarch’s death.

“It’s in a bit of bad taste,” one user commented, while others agreed.

The wet t-shirt competition is a popular event on Thursday ‘Roy’, as it is affectionately known by locals, but local media reported that the pub insisted there were “good intentions” behind the celebrations.

A wet t-shirt contest usually consists of women being sprayed with water while wearing light-colored t-shirts with no clothes underneath.

A preliminary wet t-shirt competition at the Roebuck Bay Hotel, which has announced it will be holding a competition on the Day of Mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II.
A preliminary wet t-shirt competition at the Roebuck Bay Hotel, which has announced it will be holding a competition on the Day of Mourning for the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Thursday’s public holiday continues to cause concern in much of the country.

It emerged earlier this week that Centrelink government payments could be affected by the public holiday on Thursday, when all Centrelink offices will be closed.

Services Australia has since said some people may be paid earlier due to the public holiday.

The retail and health sectors also raised concerns about the bank holiday, with Australian Retailers Association chief executive Paul Zahra saying it was likely to affect trade, inventories and cash flow for small businesses.

“This event will create some complications for businesses due to store closures and staff scheduling issues due to many rosters built up weeks in advance,” Mr. Zahra said.

The Roebuck Bay Hotel is the oldest pub in the historic pearling town of Broome, Washington.  Photo by Richard Polden
The Roebuck Bay Hotel is the oldest pub in the historic pearling town of Broome, Washington. Photo by Richard Polden

“There will also be a small but unexpected loss of trade and additional staff costs, which could affect the cash flow of small businesses,” he said.

Australian Medical Association Steve Robson was less diplomatic – calling the decision one that would increase pressure on an already strained hospital system.

“Surgeries and many patient consultations are booked on that day at a time when access is difficult. Thank you for dropping it at short notice,” Mr Robson said this week.

Melbourne

Hugo Timms is a Leader local news reporter covering the courts, local government, development and crime.

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