Lockout laws not the death sentence predicted, some businesses say there are actually benefits

Sep 4, 2014

SYDNEY’S tougher liquor laws have not been the death sentence many predicted for businesses in the city and Kings Cross.

For those not catering exclusively to the late-night party set there have actually been many benefits.


Sep 2, 2014

2 September 2014:  The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) has warned a NSW Parliamentary Committee against prematurely judging measures to reduce alcohol-related violence in NSW.

New measures to curb CBD violence come into effect

Jul 18, 2014

NSW Government media release: Licensed venues and patrons are reminded the NSW Government’s latest measures to make Sydney CBD streets and venues safer from alcohol-related violence come into effect today, Friday 18 July 2014. 

Lockout laws pocket more than $90,000 in fines from drunks refusing move-on directions

Jun 30, 2014

NEW lockout laws driving drunk punters on to the streets have raised a record amount in fines from drinkers who refuse to go home.

Residential rebirth

Jun 6, 2014

Ch10: It’s been 3 months since tough new lock-out laws were introduced in and around Kings Cross and residents say their community has been reborn

MEDIA RELEASE: Shot ban a win for safety in Sydney

May 29, 2014

28 May, 2014: Banning shots and high-alcohol content drink sales after midnight in the Sydney CBD is another big step in the fight against alcohol-fuelled violence, emergency workers say.

NAAPA heads to Parliament

Apr 29, 2014

On 15 April 2014 NAAPA, the NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance, held a Forum at NSW Parliament House titled Alcohol policy in NSW: Where to now?

MEDIA RELEASE: Assault drop welcomed relief for emergency workers

Mar 31, 2014

Media Release, 31 March 2014            

Assault drop welcomed relief for emergency workers 

Media Release: Sydney onto a good thing as Newcastle assaults stay low

Mar 3, 2014

3 March 2014: The assault rate in Newcastle has dropped by a third since the trading hours of licensed venues in the area were reduced, a study released today has found. 

Earlier pub closings stop 4000 assaults: poll

Mar 3, 2014

EARLIER closing times at Newcastle hotels have led to a sustained reduction in late-night violence, with up to 4000 assaults prevented in the nearly six years since the restrictions were imposed, a new study shows.