Liquor licensing laws lock out minors from their favourite music gigs. Josh Thorburn, a 16-year-old music fan in Melbourne, reckons the industry is losing a generation of fans like him.
While Melbourne likes to think of itself as Australia’s cosmopolitan capital and rarely misses an opportunity to promote its laneway bars or nightlife, three polls that ended on Monday remind us that some links to its wowser past still remain. Christopher McNamara reports.
New Tote Hotel proprietor Jon Perring has called on the Victorian government to immediately fix its liquor licensing laws, to avoid a repeat of the saga that forced the hallowed rock venue to shut its doors.
Pressure is growing on controversial Victorian Liquor Licensing director Sue Maclellan over her enforcement of the state government's liquor licensing laws following a backflip on live music by the Brumby government.