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Topic: Victorian Liquor Licensing
Rock of ages, except us teenagers who can’t hear the music

Rock of ages, except us teenagers who can’t hear the music

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.

The suburbs where you have to vote to have a drink

The suburbs where you have to vote to have a drink

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 proprietor to press Brumby on liquor changes

New Tote proprietor to press Brumby on liquor changes

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.

Brumby’s backflip on live music could claim Maclellan

Brumby’s backflip on live music could claim Maclellan

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.