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The Screwing Of Slyfox

By Madison Behringer. SLYFOX nightclub has been a permanent fixture in Sydney’s late-night music and club scene for over 20 years, nestled on Enmore Road in Sydney’s Inner West. Since 1998, SLYFOX has been operating as a 24-hour venue, giving locals a spot to go once the pubs and other bars close. Since opening, SLYFOX […]

THE NAKED CITY: Whatever Happened To Mid Week Music?

There’s much talk recently about making Sydney a 24-hour city, revitalising the night-time culture and asserting our role as one of the world’s leading cosmopolitan cities. The Olympics back in 2000 proved that this could be done, albeit driven by a unique one-off event and compacted into a period of only a few weeks. Nevertheless, […]

Finding common ground with government will be key to repealing lockout laws

BY LUCAS BAIRD A radical restructure of Sydney’s nightlife is required to solve the issue of lockout laws, according to a Keep Sydney Open organiser. Tyson Koh of the Keep Sydney Open movement has slammed the government’s current plans around Sydney’s nightlife as preparation for the lockout laws roundtable has begun. The roundtable, which is […]

Perseverance pays off for protestors as lockouts score review

  BY LUCAS BAIRD A Greens MP has welcomed an apparent shift in the Government's plans regarding Sydney’s controversial lockout laws. Member for Newtown and Greens Spokesperson on liquor laws, Jenny Leong, has praised the government's decision to hold roundtable discussions with stakeholders. Ms Leong called the decision a change in tune on the government’s […]

Tackling violence without lockouts

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The Newtown Vibe Roundtable formed amidst fears of increasing violence in the suburb, following the introduction of the entertainment precinct's lockout laws. Leaders from the local community came together to find ways to maintain the suburb's diversity and keep violence down.  They believe their innovative solutions are working. “We’re not about resisting change,” says Liz […]

Fighting for your right to party

BY ALEX BLAIR Thousands of Sydneysiders assembled on Sunday at Central Station’s Belmore Park to protest the Baird governments’ lock-out laws. Elizabeth Street was flooded with protestors including musicians and hospitality workers, with the message that the lockout laws were hurting the local nighttime economy as well as Sydney’s culture and global reputation Former barman […]

Newtown to self-impose lock outs

BY STEPHANIE TILLER Newtown nightclubs will self-impose lockouts due to community anguish over increased violence and the area’s changing vibes. Newtown Liquor Accord Chairman Tim Clayton said restrictions were essential to protect the character of the area and to ensure patrons would be safe coming into the summer months. “It was just something that we […]

News in brief

Success for Facebook fundraiser An art auction by a Potts Point-based artist has raised $10,000 for asylum seekers. Bids from the artwork displayed on Facebook came from across Australia, with funds raised benefiting asylum seeker centres in Newtown and Sydney and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne. The artist, Shayne Chester, said he was […]

DJs and drag queens feel lockout squeeze

The state government’s lockout laws are being keenly felt in Sydney’s gay district, with one of Oxford Street’s oldest venues reducing its opening hours and the strip being plunged back into chaos and uncertainty. The Midnight Shift will close its doors Mondays to Wednesdays, opening them again at 2pm on Thursdays. The Shift’s venue promotion […]

Road closures yield a quieter Kings Cross

By Myles Stedman Kings Cross is again the centre of attention as the government trials the closure of Bayswater Road to private transport on Saturday nights. The trial began last weekend and will continue on March 29 and April 5. Between the hours of 9pm on Saturday and 6am on Sunday, the busy thoroughfare will […]