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Lock out Laws increase price

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Darlinghurst Boy, 3rd Mar, 2016.

  1. Darlinghurst Boy

    Darlinghurst Boy Well-Known Member

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    just saw a show on the "lock out Laws" effect on Sydney ' s King Cross area.

    As some of you might know... Lock out laws were brought to Kings Cross and surrounds due to the alcohol violence ..the laws prevent anyone entering premises after 1am and last drinks at 3am.
    Many pubs, li ensed venues even kebab shops have closed up in Kings Cross due to the effect of the laws they allege.
    However surprising its been noted that apartment prices particularly in Bayswater Rd Kings Cross have increased in value and interest according to A Current Affair on channel 9.

    I must say as a near local resident things around here are much much better than having to deal with drunks in the mornings ... Eg walking to buy a newspaper at 7am one Saturday morning i was confronted by 3 drunk guys wanting to push me for no reason.

    I notice an increase of residents using cafes early on Sunday mornings now..

    Of course the "problems " have moved to places like Newtown, Pyrmont etc .
     
  2. Ted Varrick

    Ted Varrick Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine lives in Newtown. He has informed me, somewhat unsurprisingly, that the lockout laws are <fire trucking> terrible, due to the number of cranially challenged (and I use the DH term loosely..) have been migrated from Kings Cross to Newtown, and "something needs to be done"...

    Sounds awful.

    Any suggestions that don't involve a lump of 4 x 2 with a 6 inch nail through the end of it?
     
  3. propernewb

    propernewb Well-Known Member

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    Yes, move out of Newtown.
     
  4. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Sydney is a joke and unfortunately could be setting bad trends for the other cities that lag behind
     
  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    What's the solution? Re-regulate pub opening hours so that only a handful of early openers (around the docks oops Casino/Barrangaroo)? Or do we have a structural change of our attitude to drinking? Why do we have this binge drinking mentality in Oz? Why do we need pubs 24/7?
     
  6. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Alternatively why move to Kings Cross for peace and quiet?
     
  7. Tim86

    Tim86 Well-Known Member

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    I think telling adults when their bedtime is...is pretty much the nanny-est thing a nanny state can do.

    I would prefer to not see the night life in our cities destroyed.

    They could have simply charged the pubs and clubs that chose to stay open past 1am an extra fee to cover more security or police officers.

    Or instead of serving no drinks past 3am they could require patrons to use a breathalyzer first at the bar before being served more alcohol. And they have to blow an acceptable level. They could even charge $2 more for each drink to cover the added expense from 3am onwards.

    Surely there are better ideas than the government stepping in and saying "thats it! Ive had it up to here with you lot. Go straight to bed!"
     
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  8. vtt

    vtt Well-Known Member

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    @Tim86 The government knows what's right for you. Now, go to your room and don't come out until you are ready to apologise :)
     
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