MEDIA RELEASE: Mayor’s alcohol calls irresponsible: emergency service workers

Apr 4, 2016

The City of Sydney Mayor, Clover Moore’s call for the current alcohol laws in the greater Sydney CBD are to be relaxed is irresponsible, emergency service workers have said today.

Sydney’s lockout laws call ‘irresponsible’

Apr 4, 2016

9 News, 4 April: Emergency service workers have slammed Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s call for the city’s lockout laws to be relaxed, saying her actions beggar belief.


Cop the facts: Lockout laws save lives

Mar 3, 2016

3 March 2016, Scott Weber, Last Drinks coalition spokesperson, Daily Telegraph: AS someone who campaigned strongly for the introduction of the alcohol restrictions in the greater Sydney ­region, it may come as a ­surprise to hear I actually agree with many of the calls from the anti-lockout law ­campaigners.

Crime and Kings Cross: Police News

Feb 22, 2016

Not so long ago booze-soaked brawls were rife in Kings Cross and St Vincent hospital’s emergency department saw the carnage wrought on young people who got caught up in violence and suffered horrific head and other injuries. Two years after modest restrictions to alcohol trading were made law, has Kings Cross turned over a new leaf?

Commander of Kings Cross LAC Superintendent Michael Fitzgerald talks to the Police Association of NSW’s publication, Police News. 

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Dr Tony Sara speaks with 2GB about need to maintain alcohol laws

Feb 22, 2016

Last Drinks coalition spokesperson and President of the Australian Salaried medical Officers’ Federation (NSW), Dr. Tony Sara, speak with 2GB’s Michael McLaren about the need to maintain the current alcohol-fuelled violence laws.

Emergency services want lockout laws to be rolled out across the state

Feb 21, 2016

21 Feb 2016: THEY have been bashed, sworn at and born witness to the bloody aftermath of intoxication in the course of their duty — now they are fighting back.

Amid growing calls for the state government to scrap its controversial lockout laws, a ­coalition of emergency services workers have banded together to demand the laws not only ­remain but be expanded.

Lockouts: Poll shows two-thirds of NSW residents want laws to stay

Feb 21, 2016

21 Feb 2016: More than two-thirds of NSW residents support the government’s crackdown on alcohol-fuelled violence, including lockouts and 3am last drinks, a Galaxy poll has shown.

Queensland Parliament passes controversial lockout laws, says state will be ‘safer’

Feb 18, 2016

Queensland pubs and clubs will have to call last drinks at 2:00am, or 3:00am in party precincts, from July after the State Government’s controversial new liquor laws passed through Parliament in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The silent majority backs Sydney’s lockout laws

Feb 17, 2016

I’ll declare my interest – I want Sydney to be a safer city. This is my only motivation. I’m not a religious zealot or a prohibitionist. I like a drink. I would like to see a vibrant city but also a safe and attractive one. If this means slightly shorter trading hours for pubs and clubs, so be it.

Proposed early lockout laws the solution to alcohol-fuelled violence in Queensland, surgeon says

Feb 9, 2016

A surgeon believes reducing licensing hours for nightclubs as proposed in a review by the Queensland Government will guarantee a reduction in alcohol-related violence in the state.