Sydney’s lockout laws scrapped across CBD but Kings Cross still under curfew

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September 08, 2019 09:07:45

Sydney’s controversial lockout laws will be dramatically rolled back in an effort to strengthen the night-time economy, the NSW Government has announced.

The 1:30am lockouts will be lifted in the CBD entertainment district but will remain in place for Kings Cross.

The legislation was introduced in 2014 with the aim of reducing alcohol-fuelled violence, particularly in Kings Cross, after two coward-punch deaths.

In a statement, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the city’s night-life needs to be resurrected but community safety will always be a major focus.

“It’s time to enhance Sydney’s night-life,” Ms Bereijklian said.

“Sydney is Australia’s only global city and we need our night-life to reflect that.”

Ms Berejiklian said there was a need to reinvigorate the night-time economy for the sake of jobs.

A joint parliamentary committee last month held hearings into Sydney’s night-time economy and will report to Parliament in the coming weeks.

More to come.

Topics:

arts-and-entertainment,

states-and-territories,

sydney-2000

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September 08, 2019 08:36:17



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