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Lockdown Lifted: Sydney reopens after 106 days in the dark

By DANIEL LO SURDO The city’s small businesses have breathed a sigh of relief this week after Sydney reopened from its 106-day lockdown, but many shop owners contend that there is a long road back to normality ahead. With NSW surpassing 70 per cent double-dose vaccinations last week, fully vaccinated Sydneysiders were permitted a multitude […]

Pokies reform to prevent problem gambling

By ALLISON HORE The pokie industry in NSW is set for a big shake up as the Berejiklian government drafts legislation to help combat the state’s gambling problem. Under the proposed legislation family members of problem gamblers could apply to have their relatives banned from gaming venues and facial recognition technology could be used to […]

Fun Police halt home-delivered cocktails

by ALEC SMART The Rio cocktail bar in Summer Hill, in Sydney's inner west, was shut down On Tues 24 March by licensing police for running a home-delivery drinks service. This closure came despite the owner explaining to the police officers that home-delivery was permitted by the Federal Government in the rules announced by the […]

Late nights out

BY JOHN MOYLE Late nights out in Sydney are just about to get a bit later thanks to the City of Sydney’s Late Night Trading Development Control Plan. Produced in response to more than 10,000 submissions from businesses, residents and visitors, the new plans will extend trading hours for cafes, shops and bars across a […]