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Kings Cross to get intensive care

By JOHN MOYLE News of the death of Kings Cross may be premature but it is certainly on life support and urgently in need of a recent City of Sydney-backed grant. On January 14 this year, NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian announced the winding back of the lockout laws, almost six years to the day when […]

Lockout laws: tough on crime, bad for business

Despite reports of a considerable drop in the rate of violent crime in Kings Cross, business owners are calling for an immediate review of the state government's lockout laws. NSW Police released figures this week indicating that violent offences committed inside licensed premises located in Kings Cross had fallen by 30.5 per cent during the […]

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 […]

Kings Cross venues to pay off police?

Pubs, clubs and bars in Kings Cross could return to the days of making protection payments to police if a joint proposal by the Kings Cross Liquor Accord and the Potts Point Partnership goes ahead. The organisations, which represent more than 500 businesses, want to introduce a levy on businesses in the area to pay […]