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The last few months have been
pretty tumultuous in the bar
industry. With Sydney and
now Brisbane being put under the
squeeze of lockout restrictions,
Melbourne is suddenly looking into
expanding its licensing rules for
small bars in an effort to create a
truly global city.
Then we have the anti-alcohol
lobby who believes that taxing the
bejesus out of booze will mean that people will drink less of it.
It's an interesting way to look at how society views "youth
culture". Multiple surveys have found that those above the 18-
35 bracket, who live outside of major metropolitan areas, are
all for lockouts. How is anyone surprised by this fact? It has
no impact on their life so why would they care? All they see
are the incorrect stats being shopped by a government that is
seemingly determined to destroy Sydney's reputation -- unless
the visitors are here for blackjack of course.
For those who are less across the more ridiculous details
of the whole shitshow, here is a rundown.
NSW Premier Mike Baird took to social media to defend
Sydney's controversial lockout laws and all but rule out
changes despite the fact a review is still to happen. The
reaction to his post was as swift as it was scathing.
Using Facebook as the platform to defend the lockout
laws, Premier Baird wrote that alcohol-related assaults had
decreased by 42.2 per cent in Sydney's CBD since the laws
were introduced -- he then commented that there was a
"growing hysteria this week about nightlife in Sydney".
Following the post, the premier copped it. Matt Barrie
responded, writing: "I am glad you finally found your social
media logins... 84.9% agreed that you have destroyed the
city's reputation, small businesses, jobs or Sydney's social &
cultural fabric... and only 6.4% agreed with you."
The Keep Sydney Open group, which is campaigning
against the laws highlighted key parts of the city's
entertainment precinct that are now "soulless".
"Mike, we all have the goal of making our streets safer, but
unfortunately you are touting a curfew as the only way to
achieve a reduction in anti-social behaviour."
As well as facing an almost instantaneous and mostly
negative social media response, Mike Baird has been
criticised for singling out particular statistics and moulding
them to suit his government's agenda.
The criticism was swift and even from within the Premier's
own public service, with Don Weatherburn, director of the
New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
saying that the Premier was incorrectly quoting statistics and
cherry picking convenient numbers.
With the combined forces of Sydney's hospitality industry
and members of the public turning on the Premier, venues
began to spread the hashtag #LockOutMikeBaird.
New South Wales deputy premier and justice minister
Troy Grant has appointed former High Court judge the Hon.
Ian Callinan AC QC as the chair of an independent review of
the effectiveness of Sydney's lockout laws.
Callinan, a retired Justice of the High Court of Australia, will
lead the evidence-based review of the 1.30am lockouts, 3am
last drinks, 10pm take away liquor laws and the periodic
licence fee system.
Because some old bloke from another state definitely
knows what is going on in Sydney's nightlife. Oh and Premier
Mike Baird also said that "it is going to take a lot for me to
change my mind on a policy that is so clearly improving this
city," so the results of the review seem to already be set.
Queensland's Labor government successfully passed its
Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Amendment Bill.
The new laws mean that, from July, Queenslanders will not be
able to purchase alcohol after 3am. Last drinks will be called
state-wide from 2am, while venues in designated nightclub
precincts will be able to serve alcoholic drinks until 3am.
A 1am lockout will also be imposed on venues, although
that will not come into place until February 1 2017.
Steve McDermott, of Statler & Waldorf, expressed his
shock, saying that he feels "betrayed by the Queensland
government, in particular the Premier."
A survey by global events and entertainment network
The Socialites has revealed that the majority of people
believe the liquor legislation is "unjustified".
The survey had over 23,500 respondents and asked
for people's views on the whole spectrum of the lockout
laws -- check the News pages for a complete breakdown.
Unsurprisingly, every question came back with answers
massively skewed toward the rules being unjustified.
Unlike a lot of other surveys on the subject, this one had
a majority of responders from the CBD of Sydney -- those
directly affected by the laws. No big surprise that they are all
a little annoyed to be being punished for the sins of a very
few idiots who think punching-on is a good night out.
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