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Mar 30, 2017

THE AUSTRALIAN: Sydney’s Sin City, Kings Cross, is emerging from the wreckage of the state’s controversial lockout laws with a new culture of underground boutique wine bars and pop-up eateries.

From gin joints down abandoned laneways, to whisky bars concealed behind unmarked doors, the area is experiencing a renaissance as…

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Feb 7, 2017

DAILY TELEGRAPH: Michael Thorn: Lockout laws are keeping Sydney safe

Do we really want to roll the dice and risk all we have achieved? Sydney’s lockout laws have only been in place for two years and rates of violence and hospital emergency department ­presentations are down.

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Dec 16, 2016

SMH: Changes to the liquor laws are no gift to NSW

With Christmas fast approaching, the Baird government is hell bent on its image makeover.

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Dec 5, 2016

GQ INC: Barry O’Farrell Breaks Silence On Sydney Lockout Laws

The former NSW Premier, and architect of Sydney’s ‘lockout laws’, opens up to GQ about the ongoing issues in the Harbour city.

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Dec 5, 2016

SMH: Majority oppose plan to extend NSW bottle shop opening hours: poll

Public attitudes towards extending opening hours for bottle shops in NSW are split along generational lines with the majority of young people supportive but over half of the wider community opposed.

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Nov 24, 2016

No evidence Star assaults under-reported SMH Rachel Olding and Sean Nicholls

A study examining claims that The Star casino has been hiding assaults from the authorities has found no evidence of underreporting after the lockout and last drinks laws were introduced.

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Jun 29, 2016

FARE’s 2016 Federal Election Alcohol Policy Scorecard

A majority (78 per cent) of Australians think we have a problem with alcohol and believe more needs to be…

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Jun 8, 2016

Media release: Evidence shows, once again, alcohol laws are working

Statistics released by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics Research (BOSCAR) are unequivocal evidence that the current suite of alcohol…

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Jun 2, 2016

Media release: All evidence shows current alcohol laws are saving lives

The Last Drinks coalition supports an evidence-based approach to dealing with the scourge of alcohol-fuelled violence, and all of the…

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Jun 1, 2016

Sydney-Style Lockout Laws To Go National?

The strict Sydney-style alcohol laws and pub lockouts could be introduced across the entire country if the powerful group behind…

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