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Lockout laws: a defence

Opinion by Andrew Woodhouse When the 2014 lockout laws were introduced, Kings Cross residents hoped they’d get their streets back and the night-time economy would cease butchering the daytime economy. The legal amendments were introduced by the O’Farrell government to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence; all other measures having failed. Teenager Daniel Christie died in January 2014, […]

End blame game and let evidence speak

OPINION - Alex Greenwich There is growing community concern about the disturbing instances of alcohol-fuelled violence and we urgently need to develop evidence-based solutions by working with doctors, families, businesses, police and residents. Sydney’s problem is not unique. Cities across the country and the world are trying to curb the proliferation of binge drinking and […]

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 […]