Topic archives: lockout laws

Have Sam Neill and Jimmy Barnes shamed Baird into another policy backflip?

October 19, 2016 4

Mike Baird is under intense pressure over his government's controversial Sydney lockout laws.

Daily Tele‘s exclusive that wasn’t

June 9, 2016

Journalism pro tip: if it was announced publicly six weeks earlier, it's not an exclusive.

Hey St Vincent’s — get your own house in order before nanny stating

June 1, 2016 23

Some nanny state institutions need to focus on their own health problems before trying to control everyone else's -- as St Vincent's in Sydney shows.

Are Sydney’s lockout laws killing nightlife or saving lives? Yes.

February 24, 2016 7

Proponents of the lockout laws say they are keeping Sydneysiders safe. Opponents say they are killing a vital part of Australia's cultural scene. Unfortunately they are both right.

Lockout laws working so well in NSW Queensland wants to get on board

February 15, 2016 7

You know the NSW lockout laws, the ones that have killed Sydney's nightlife and are in the process of being repealed? Annastacia Palaszczuk wants them for Queensland.

Killing off the Cross

February 15, 2016 2

Crikey readers discuss politics and other issues of the day.

Cui bono? The curious case of the grim industry that thrives on the lockout laws

February 12, 2016 25

The lockout laws have killed Sydney -- and they might kill Mike Baird's political career.

Legacy of false drugs charges lingers for Sydney party promoter

January 13, 2016 5

False drug charges and Sydney's draconian lockout laws have taken a considerable toll on Randel Morris, writes freelance journalist Serkan Ozturk.