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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 […]

Transfield out, artists back in

Artists have indicated they will return to the Biennale of Sydney now that it has dumped the Transfield Foundation as a sponsor. Conceptual artist Ahmed Ogut, who lives and works in the Netherlands, said he did not see any reason to continue boycotting the Biennale now that the contract has been severed. “I see this […]

Locked out? There’s always Newtown

As the first weekend of CBD lockouts arrives, some venues in Newtown and surrounds are preparing for an influx of revellers keen to keep the party going. Penny Clifford, events manager at the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville, said her venue is one of the closest nightclubs to the CBD and is already seeing the benefits. […]

Kings Cross violence spurs liquor review call

Momentum is growing for serious consideration and review of the NSW Liquor Act to combat alcohol-related violence in Kings Cross and elsewhere in Sydney. In a letter sent to City News, City of Sydney Councillor Jenny Green stated: "The Liquor Act must be comprehensively and courageously amended to address the devastating effects of alcohol-related violence […]

Moore promises for Sydney

Clover Moore and Sydney are indivisible. Love her or loathe her, Clover is enmeshed with the fabric of this city. Much like the Waratah flower symbolises NSW, she’s virtually an emblem of Sydney. Plenty of people love her. The fact that she’s never lost an election (despite being Member for Sydney since 1988 and Lord […]