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Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced the abolition of hated lockout legislation in the CBD of Sydney to reinvigorate the city's nightlife
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Sydney's hated exclusion laws will be drastically reversed in an attempt to resuscitate the city's flagship.

The lockout laws of 1.30 am will be abolished in the CBD but will remain in force in Kings Cross.

Ms. Berejiklian said that much has changed since the controversial laws were first introduced in 2014.

According to the legislation, night clubs and bars in the city, Kings Cross, Haymarket, Surry Hills, Cockle Bay and Darlinghurst areas are required to refuse people access after 1.30 am and stop serving alcohol at 3 am.

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Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced the abolition of hated lockout legislation in the CBD of Sydney to reinvigorate the city's nightlife

Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced the abolition of hated lockout legislation in the CBD of Sydney to reinvigorate the city's nightlife

According to the law, night clubs and bars in the city, Kings Cross, Haymarket, Surry Hills, Cockle Bay and Darlinghurst areas are required to refuse entry to gamblers after 1:30 am and no longer serve alcohol by 3 am

According to the law, night clubs and bars in the city, Kings Cross, Haymarket, Surry Hills, Cockle Bay and Darlinghurst areas are required to refuse entry to gamblers after 1:30 am and no longer serve alcohol by 3 am

According to the law, night clubs and bars in the city, Kings Cross, Haymarket, Surry Hills, Cockle Bay and Darlinghurst areas are required to refuse entry to gamblers after 1:30 am and no longer serve alcohol by 3 am

The decision to lift the lockout legislation follows a report from a parliamentary committee in the nocturnal economy of Sydney, which received nearly 800 entries from captains in the industry, including Merivale boss Justin Hemmes.

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The parliamentary report must be submitted before 30 September.

& # 39; While awaiting the committee's report, I agree that it is time to improve Sydney's nightlife, & # 39; Mrs. Berejiklian said The Sunday Telegraph.

& # 39; Sydney is Australia's only metropolis and we need our nightlife to reflect that. The night economy is an important driver for jobs in our city and we must do everything we can to strengthen it.

& # 39; Community security will always be an important concern for my government, but we certainly need a balanced approach. & # 39;

The change in the city's landscape, including the development of new hotspots such as Barangaroo and Pyrmont, and the availability of alternative transports such as Uber and the soon to be opened light rail seem to have played an important role in decision-making.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the lockout legislation will be lifted by the end of the year
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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the lockout legislation will be lifted by the end of the year

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the lockout legislation will be lifted by the end of the year

The lockout laws are in effect in the center of Sydney (shown in red) and include 1.30 am lockouts and 3 am last drinks at hotels, registered clubs, night clubs and licensed karaoke bars

The lockout laws are in effect in the center of Sydney (shown in red) and include 1.30 am lockouts and 3 am last drinks at hotels, registered clubs, night clubs and licensed karaoke bars

The lockout laws are in effect in the center of Sydney (shown in red) and include 1.30 am lockouts and 3 am last drinks at hotels, registered clubs, night clubs and licensed karaoke bars

Mrs. Berejiklian said the lockout laws will be lifted by the end of the year, but her government could re-introduce them if the lifting didn't work.

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Data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research show that non-domestic attacks have fallen 53 percent in Kings Cross and four percent in the CBD since the exclusion legislation was introduced five years ago.

Their goal was to reduce alcohol-based violence after the fatal one-hit attack on teenager Thomas Kelly at Kings Cross in 2012.

His murderer Kieran Loveridge was sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison.

Teenage Thomas Kelly was killed in a coward punch attack in 2012 at Kings Cross

Teenage Thomas Kelly was killed in a coward punch attack in 2012 at Kings Cross

Daniel Christie was also killed in a new bump attack shortly before the laws were enforced in 2014

Daniel Christie was also killed in a new bump attack shortly before the laws were enforced in 2014

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Data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research show that non-domestic attacks have fallen 53 percent in Kings Cross and four percent in the CBD since the exclusion legislation was introduced five years ago

Daniel Christie was also killed in a new assault attack at Kings Cross while celebrating New Year's Eve shortly before the laws were enforced in February 2014.

However, the limitations remain in Kings Cross.

At least 176 licensed locations, including Newtown Social Club, Goodgod Small Club, Hugos Bar and Lounge and The Soho, in CBD in Sydney have closed their doors.

Other iconic locations such as the Oxford Art Factory on Oxford Street were forced to change their business model to survive.

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In the NSW parliamentary investigation, billionaire baron Justin Hemmes closed the laws as a disgrace to Sydney, although they originally supported the crackdown.

& # 39; I think there is a strong consensus that the pendulum has now been swung too far in the wrong direction, & # 39; the Merivale boss told the investigation.

& # 39; Sydney is a very different beast than in 2014.

& # 39; With respect, Sydney & # 39; s exclusion laws should disappear. They have served their purpose and Sydney has been rearranged. & # 39;

However, the limitations remain in Kings Cross

However, the limitations remain in Kings Cross

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However, the limitations remain in Kings Cross

At least 176 licensed locations, including Newtown Social Club, Goodgod Small Club, Hugos Bar and Lounge and The Soho, have closed their doors at CBD in Sydney

At least 176 licensed locations, including Newtown Social Club, Goodgod Small Club, Hugos Bar and Lounge and The Soho, have closed their doors at CBD in Sydney

At least 176 licensed locations, including Newtown Social Club, Goodgod Small Club, Hugos Bar and Lounge and The Soho, have closed their doors at CBD in Sydney

The current Sydney exclusion laws

Exclusions and last drinks: Lock-out from 1.30 a.m. and last drinks from 3 a.m. at hotels, registered clubs, night clubs and karaoke bars with permit

Temporary prohibition: from 48 hours for troublemakers

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Takeaway alcohol sales: Stop at 10 p.m. for bottle stores, hotels and clubs. This law is NSW-wide

Liquor licenses: two years of freezing approvals for new and existing licenses.

Licensee fines: of up to $ 11,000 and / or imprisonment for up to 12 months for non-compliance with the new laws.

Withdrawal of competence cards and disqualifications: (up to 12 months) for bar staff who breach the responsible service of alcohol requirements.

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