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Cocktail Party

By Madison Behringer Since March 23 our beloved pubs, clubs and local bars have been forced to shut down following the COVID-19 restrictions put in place by the Federal Government. For many businesses this has meant closing the doors all together while waiting out the storm, but for others, relaxed restrictions on takeaway alcohol have […]

Alcohol rationing to deter binge-buying

By ALEC SMART In a bid to curb coronavirus panic-buying, such as we’ve seen with toilet paper, pasta, hand sanitiser and headache tablets, Retail Drinks Australia has introduced limits on alcohol purchases across Australia. The new restrictions are guidelines and not government-mandated. Retail Drinks, a national industry body that represents the interests of packaged retail […]

THE NAKED CITY – SUBURBAN ROULETTE

Sydney, since its very beginning, has always been an ever-changing landscape. Nowhere has this been more evident than in the way certain suburbs fall in and out of favour. Back in the early 80s one of the daily papers conducted a survey of all metropolitan suburbs according to their desirability as a place to live […]

Lockout laws take new twist

Opinion By ANDREW WOODHOUSE Kings Cross is at the epicentre of a storm. This week the state government’s Joint Select Committee on Sydney’s Night Time Economy delivered its report. It recommended 40 changes to controversial lockout laws. Lockouts were introduced in February 2014 to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence. Teenager, Daniel Christie, died in January 2014, the […]

THE NAKED CITY – TEMPERANCE 2019

Plans by the Berejiklian government to look at a revision of the lockout laws have been welcomed by many but treated with dismay by others – especially those who work in hospital emergency facilities like St Vincents as well as the police and paramedics. Everybody agrees Sydney nightlife is moribund but whether allowing punters to booze through until the wee small hours will […]

No change to lock-out laws

by John Moyle Bad news keeps coming for pubs and clubs in the CBD and King Cross as Glad the Impaler’s government makes it clear that there will be no changes to the lock-out laws until after the state election on 20 March 2019. This news comes at the completion of the review into liquor […]

No change to lock-out laws

by John Moyle Bad news keeps coming for pubs and clubs in the CBD and King Cross as Glad the Impaler’s government makes it clear that there will be no changes to the lock-out laws until after the state election on 20 March 2019. This news comes at the completion of the review into liquor […]

Leichhardt continues to evict mummy’s little helper from sports fields

BY ALEXANDER LEWIS Parents watching their kids play sport on the weekend will have to learn to cheer without beer as Leichhardt council cracks down on those who like to knock back a few on the sidelines. The council made it compulsory in June for clubs wishing to use Leichhardt fields next year to become […]

Three strikes, you‘re out

No strikes have been recorded against city venues since the introduction of Barry O’Farrell’s lockout laws, the government says. The ‘three strikes” disciplinary scheme, which came into effect in 2012, imposes strikes when a licensee or approved manager is convicted of one of a range of the most serious offences as set out by the […]

Courthouse lands in court

Residents say they are “at their wits’ end” with the Bondi Courthouse Bar and Grill, and claim it is breaching liqour licence conditions even as Waverley Council continues with proceedings against it in the Land and Environment Court. But the beachside bar’s owner claims he is the target of a campaign intended to drive him […]