Save Sydney's nightlife

The NSW government recently announced sweeping changes which will impact significantly on the vibrancy and diversity of our nightlife, while failing to properly address the very real problem of alcohol-fuelled violence.

Both Labor and the Liberal Coalition want to dramatically change Sydney’s nightlife by introducing a range of reforms which will:

  • Threaten live music and performance;
  • Negatively impact on small businesses and their workers;
  • Unfairly target young people, especially those who can’t afford to drink in expensive small bars.

Instead, the Greens are proposing a package of measures that promote evidence-based, socially equitable solutions. This includes 24-hour transport, regulating alcohol advertising and promotions, better enforcement of RSA and risk-based licensing. You can read the detail here.

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 Instead, the Greens are proposing a package of measures that promote evidence-based, socially equitable solutions. This includes 24-hour transport, regulating alcohol advertising and promotions, better enforcement of RSA and risk-based licensing. You can read the detail here. 

 The Greens believe the measures proposed by the Premier and supported by Labor will not solve the problems of alcohol-related violence but will make life harder for the vast majority of peaceful late-night patrons.

 The measures are seen by many as collective punishment, made worse by the disproportionate impact on low-income young people. While patrons who can afford the higher costs of alcohol in small bars can continue drinking after 3am, those who cannot will be effectively left without access to venues.

 It is also likely that late night performances will be driven out of the CBD, Darlinghurst and Kings Cross. The live music industry is already struggling and will be further disadvantaged by measures that could have little or no impact on violence.

 I'm always keen to hear your feedback. Let me know what you think of the Greens' plan.


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