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National

National

What Sydney's First Night Without Lockout Laws Looked Like

6 min read

It was a small but dedicated band of revellers who were on hand to usher in the new era of nightlife in Sydney, as the city's lockout laws lifted after six years.

Life

Life

I've Never Known A Sydney That Wasn't Covered In CLOSED

4 min read

When I was 17, my city was branded with a bedtime.

National

National

Where To Celebrate The End Of Sydney's Lockout Laws

6 min read

After six long years, Sydney is ‘getting its mojo back’ and the city’s nightlife is planning to celebrate big time – here’s where to go when the lockouts are lifted.

Politics

Politics

Sydney's Lockout Laws Are Finally Dead From Jan 14

4 min read

The NSW government will finally scrap the controversial lockout laws from mid-January, but some of the restrictions will still remain.

National

National

The Plan To Turn Forgotten Suburb Into Australia's New Party Hub

6 min read

A neglected corner of Sydney which rattles with airport noise could be transformed into one of the country's best nightlife areas, under an ambitious plan to revitalise the city's battered reputation for fun.

Politics

Politics

Sydney's Lockout Laws, 3am Last Drinks To Be Scrapped In Sweeping Review

3 min read

Controversial restrictions like the 1.30am lockout and a ban on shots after midnight should be scrapped, a landmark government inquiry into the Sydney alcohol laws has found.

National

National

Is It Too Late To Save Sydney, Even With The Lockouts Gone?

6 min read

Sydney's nightlife community is "ecstatic" at the surprise rollback of the lockout laws, but say it could take years to restore the city's former glory.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Felt Safer Sending My Teenagers To Sydney With Lockout Laws

5 min read

In 2012, on his first night out to Kings Cross, 18 year-old Thomas Kelly was punched in the head as a result of a random attack.

Ross Gordon

Ross Gordon

Forget Lockout Laws, A Minimum Price On Booze Can Help Fix Our Drinking Problem

3 min read

Alcohol is embedded in Australian culture, and discussions around alcohol-related harm and how to tackle these are ongoing.

Politics

Politics

2.5 Million People Have Avoided Sydney Because Of Lockout Laws

4 min read

Sydney's controversial bar lockout laws have "devastated" the city's economy and led to millions fewer visitors, new data from the city's council claims.

News

News

Got A Noisy Pub Complaint? Sort It Over A Drink, Not In Court

3 min read

One Sydney mayor is waging war on the city's "culture of complaint" in a bid to save local venues from the litigious red tape that's sending pubs broke.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Weatherman Slams 'Bachelorette' Fans During Tornado Warning

3 min read

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National

National

Is The 24-Hour Sydney Plan The Beginning Of The End For Lockout Laws?

4 min read

After five years of declining nightlife and a disappearing entertainment sector, Sydney is set to get a 24-hour city centre.

James Norman

James Norman

Why Melbourne Is The Only City In Australia I Would Live In

4 min read

It's only been four short months since the Victoria state election, but the results from last weekend's NSW election make the two states seem worlds apart.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Why Sydney Is Becoming The Most Boring City In The World

6 min read

I want my city back.

News

News

Inquiry Says Lock-Out Laws Hit Sydney Nightlife Like A 'Sledgehammer'

2 min read

Just days before a vote on whether to relax NSW's controversial lockout laws will take place, a parliamentary committee has found the laws have put the live music scene in 'crisis'.

Politics

Politics

Lockout Laws Repeal Introduced Into Parliament

4 min read

A renewed push for the overhaul of Sydney's controversial nightlife lockout laws will be introduced in parliament on Thursday, an unlikely alliance between conservative MPs and cultural champions.