Do You Support Lockout Laws?


Sydney was once home to a bustling hub of nightclubs, bars and restaurants. Now, businesses are struggling to stay open thanks to strict lockout laws. These laws include: no entry after 1:30am (2:00am for live music venues) and last drinks at 3am. However, these restrictions are not enforced on The Star Casino.  A large number of venues in the entertainment precincts have been forced to close their doors since the laws have been introduced. LiveTribers, even those these laws might not directly impact you, do you support them? Do you think these strict laws are important or should the restrictions be lifted?

Posted by on 25 Mar 2019

tweet this
  • [0] [0]
    intrepidarts

    Adults are adults and should not be dictated to by government lock out laws - fines and penalties should be introduced to both individuals and business if patrons are found to be causing trouble or well beyond the intoxication laws currently in force - there has to be a common sense approach to how this sort of thing is dealt with Sydney should be enabling trade not restricting it.

    Posted by intrepidarts on 24 May 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Lolita

    How can we discriminate against the clubs and nightclubs, but not the casino’s? Surely, if you lockout the clubs and nightclubs, the casinos should also come into it? Or, are drunks better behaved at casinos? Go figure!!

    Posted by Lolita on 25 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    annray

    I agree with the lock out laws.I know its peoples responsibility for their own actions but sometimes innocent people can get injured or even worse by the action of irresponsible drinkers or drunks.If these lock out laws help curve violence or incidents then it is a good idea

    Posted by annray on 07 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    TyeTye

    Lockout law in Sydney is a waste of time and so many business are loosing a lot of money now

    Posted by TyeTye on 05 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Tina

    We all have different views on the strict lockout laws but we also need to understand and accept the reason why government had created this in the first place. This change is good for me personally. If it helps reduce crime then it’s a great thing! If people were more responsible with their individual actions initially, government wouldn’t have come to that decision!! Embrace change and be more proactive about how we can find ways to enjoy life better. We’re not missing out on anything just because of the lockout law. Sydney city is still beautiful as it is and was from the past. Sometimes we just have to change the way our minds perceive things in life!!

    Posted by Tina on 04 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Narelle

    We are all responsible for our own actions, No I do not support Lockout Laws. Be responsible for yourself.

    Posted by Narelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    Not really there's not many places to enjoy dancing and music any more

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Lyndon

    Lockout laws are stupid and draconian. We once had a beautiful city and night life which has been reduced to a nanny state where people aren't allowed to have fun anymore. The poor shops,pubs,clubs, cabbies etc must really be feeling the pinch. Those laws took our Sydney backwards !,so much for progression. We are priding ourselves as one of the major cities of the world ???, look at New York, or Hong Kong, even Bali has a superior nightlife. It's such a shame that these pathetic laws and kneejerk reactions have affected our former progressive city. Why don't the government implement better security, more transport, safer areas for night owls instead of the silly lockout laws afterall Sydney is the best city in the world, let's not fall behind and hurt our nightlife any longer. I realise Star Casino is exempt from these rules, so it should be it's a Casino. There's no point complaining and calling for sanctions on The Star, what we should be doing is calling our Government to wake up and remove all lockout laws period. It's never wise to call for tougher laws regarding these matters as I'm positive most people would disagree with them.

    Posted by Lyndon on 02 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    I do agree

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [1] [0]
    jj2010

    I support them. There is no need for people to be on the streets etc early hours of the morning.

    Posted by jj2010 on 02 Apr 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Likeable

    I do agree with the lockout laws. I do understand that the Star Casino does not have them enforced however this, I believe, is because of the amount of money that is derived from them. However in saying this I also believe that what is right for one is right for another regardless of the money involved. People's lives are more important.

    Posted by Likeable on 02 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    Yes people's lives are important but I'm sure we have matured enough to be responsable

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Tori

    Yes I think lock out laws are important, for the fact that it would help reduce crime and make the streets safer for everyone.

    Posted by Tori on 02 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    Didn't matter what we do crime will always be a problem no matter where and what

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Kaylah

    Yes I do because if we don’t then look what ends up happening, drunks everywhere and then no one will be able to control them.

    Posted by Kaylah on 02 Apr 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Cthvlhv

    Absolutely. Alcohol is a privilege, not a right nor a necessity. There are others who have more important things to do than be kept up by noisy, drunk, dangerous alcoholics.

    Posted by Cthvlhv on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [1]
    JadeSimpson

    I agree with the lock out laws

    Posted by JadeSimpson on 01 Apr 2019

  • [3] [0]
    coaster

    When I was a young person the hotels closed at 6pm and did not open on Sundays. We had dance halls where no alcohol was served. Why anyone needs to drink till they cannot stand and into the wee hours of the morning is beyond me. Of course taking drugs and alcohol together is another problem. There has always been "bad" drunks but it is so much worse these days especially among the younger generations. I have to think the lockout laws a good start but statistics must show this has improved the situation to keep the law active. Personally I think closing the venues by 2am is plenty of time and perhaps at the door you get so many vouchers for so many drinks and no voucher no more drinks. Perhaps this will cut down on the binge drinkers.

    Posted by coaster on 01 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    We are just over policed state

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [3] [0]
    Rosie

    In my opinion, Star Casino needs to be included in the restrictions, n should be forced to close it's doors at 2am n reopen at 9am n not be allowed to serve alcohol n or turn their pokies machines on at 10 am

    Posted by Rosie on 01 Apr 2019

  • [4] [0]
    Ian

    Yes they don't need booze at that time of night be responsible go home.

    Posted by Ian on 01 Apr 2019

  • [4] [0]
    William

    yes 100% get drunks and idiots off our streets by cutting off their reason for being angry

    Posted by William on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Angela

    One law for all! Why is it not enforced on the star casino? Unfortunately the few stupid people that cause trouble, interfere with those who behave whilst having fun!

    Posted by Angela on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [1]
    m

    Yes, these laws are essential. They must be kept to ensure the safety of citizens and responsible patrons. Nobody needs to drink after 1.30 am let alone to drink to excess at these hours, spilling out onto the footpaths. The Star Casino is very well run and supervised, so no likelihood of "one punch" killers on their premises.

    Posted by m on 01 Apr 2019

  • [1] [1]
    mishaman65

    Yes, i firmly believe that the closure laws are good and they should not be lifted, why the hell does a pub or club need to stay open all night so people can get more drunk.

    Posted by mishaman65 on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Dawn

    Should be susported, should stay, should really have earlier lockout. May save relationships and fights

    Posted by Dawn on 01 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    They want to fight they will come home and fight that's life

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [0] [1]
    Flora

    Strict laws are important.

    Posted by Flora on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Dutch clogs

    I half agree I think the casino should have curfew as well 2a.m. I agree Many years ago when I worked in hotels there policy was if they were too drunk they were shown the door,these days there's allot of violence due to alcohol & drugs so you've got to start somewhere so if this helps to save someone I'm all for it.

    Posted by Dutch clogs on 01 Apr 2019

  • [0] [1]
    Maree

    maybe give the patrons trying to enter after 10pm a breath test before admitting them and if they are over .02 don't let them in.

    Posted by Maree on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Klangdang1

    I support these laws 100%.

    Posted by Klangdang1 on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Rochelle

    I think strict laws are important.

    Posted by Rochelle on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Stephen

    Lockout laws should be extended to 12hrs daily.

    Posted by Stephen on 01 Apr 2019

  • [3] [0]
    Anthony

    All venues in the precinct should be governed by the same set of rules and laws. Hence creating an equal opportunity precint for all to prosper in. If individual establishments have continued community behavioural issues then possibly they could be penalised, so the establishments providing a good safe environment may be able to succeed without the restrictions of their trade

    Posted by Anthony on 01 Apr 2019

  • [1] [2]
    Skyebie

    I don’t think that lockouts is or ever was a good idea. Alcohol is the biggest problem, drinking at home, drinking at a pub or club, the rules about responsible service of alcohol- which is a course that I have done, is nonexistent. Laws around responsible service of alcohol needs to somehow be enforced, or changed and the drinking community needs to be aware of it, and accept it as law. I also hate the idea of the nanny state that monitors laws like a hyper vigilant babysitter. There has to be more studies and research done as to how we combat alcohol as a problem. Not what time bars close because when last drinks is called no matter what time, everyone buys as much as they can and binge as much as they can. I know this because I have done exactly that in the past. It’s almost as if there were no limits on closing time people wouldn’t have to drink as much as possible before the venue closes. There needs to be a dialogue to come up with better ideas on responsible service, lockouts is not the answer cause intoxicated people just end up on the street and angry and bored. Here’s an easy starting point for dialogue, increase entry fees and let venues stay open later, but cut off alcohol at 1.00 so people can stay, have a good time even after last drinks are served, and then it turns into a coffee bar... or if that’s not feasible and not a good idea, what about serving alcohol every second hour, or just once in 30mins... it would dramatically slow down binge drinking because they can’t have another for half an hour... these might not be great ideas, but it’s about starting a dialogue and a new attitude towards alcohol because what they are doing at the moment is not working. I go out with my partner and I have to beg staff to cut him off cause he can barely stand and this is well before closing time, but they don’t. I’ve never seen him cut off. Not once. Not when he’s slurring his words, not when he can’t walk straight and not when he doesn’t even know where he is anymore. I don’t know the answer, but lockouts definitely not it, and I implore us all to think of a better solution and then for the government to hear these ideas.

    Posted by Skyebie on 01 Apr 2019

  • [1] [1]
    BADWOLF

    If Sydney is doing so well, why is it now in the top ten worst cities to live in - in the whole world? Ask Gladys Brerejklian and her totalitarian police state mug squad. I live in Perth and it's deadsville here unless you like pumpin top forty crap music and sugary-pop alcohol. No sympathy here Sydney - you get what you voted for . . .

    Posted by BADWOLF on 31 Mar 2019

  • [4] [0]
    Roger

    unfortunately the majority of people have to suffer for the stupid few who cannot handle there alcohol

    Posted by Roger on 31 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    HARPS59

    they should go back to closing at a certain time eg 1.30am

    Posted by HARPS59 on 31 Mar 2019

  • [3] [2]
    Colin

    Definitely in favour of lockout laws. Go to bed and sleep!!

    Posted by Colin on 31 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Trevor

    It should be across the entire venues or not at all casinos have their fare share of problems with drunk patrons

    Posted by Trevor on 31 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Helen L

    There are pros and cons to this question but overall it should be about the safety of each patron. I believe such laws should be in the best interest of the people.

    Posted by Helen L on 31 Mar 2019

  • [0] [1]
    Pavan

    I agree with the Sydney outlaws

    Posted by Pavan on 30 Mar 2019

  • [3] [1]
    Bob

    Yes, I think that lockout laws should stay in place. Once you have entered before a certain time, you can stay until the club closes but the door should be for outbound traffic only including being intoxicated. I also think that the pricing of drinks should go up after midnight by 25% to discourage partying on forever and this would also help out when competing with Casinos. On that note, Casinos could enforce a rule that you can only stay after midnight if you are gambling as Gamblers prefer not to drink too much so they can stay focused. This could be a win-win for all

    Posted by Bob on 30 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    Yes I agree with that it's simply and could be affective

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Skyebie

    See that’s a fantastic idea, charging more for drinks after 12. Just like I’ve said in my comment above this, a dialogue of ideas needs to be discussed. Great idea mate!

    Posted by Skyebie on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Kevin J

    I think any new law should be considered carefully, weighing all the pros & cons - and even then it must be practical for the people who live in that area

    Posted by Kevin J on 30 Mar 2019

  • [1] [1]
    mact

    Have posted b4. I absolutely agree with Sydney lockout laws. Just check the assault stats and ask the wallopers for the real truth.

    Posted by mact on 30 Mar 2019

  • [3] [1]
    Andrew

    Yes I agree with lock out laws some people just dont know wennto quit enoughs enough. Responsible drinking.

    Posted by Andrew on 30 Mar 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Bruce

    I believe that Lockout laws have brought a significant decrease in alcohol related violence and crime. I endorse their continued use.

    Posted by Bruce on 30 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Tom

    Yes I support lockout laws but there should be day clubs on your day off you can party and be home by eight

    Posted by Tom on 30 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Skyebie

    Another great idea, Day clubs... the only issue that I would have with this is people that might drive home after their day club experience. Drinking and driving is never good at anytime but there’s so much more traffic during the day, and also the protection of children from seeing daytime drunks... I would hate to think that kids would witness some very bad behavior and think that’s just what you do as an adult

    Posted by Skyebie on 01 Apr 2019

  • [2] [0]
    angrymum

    That law was brought in for a good reason, to stop the loudmouths picking fights because they can't control how much they drink. I'm all for it. As for casinos, they have better security but same rules should apply where alcohol is supplied. Surely by 3.00am, everybody's had enough to drink. If not, they are alcoholics for sure and need help.

    Posted by angrymum on 30 Mar 2019

  • [3] [0]
    Narelle

    maybe we should focus on the male louts and better educate them on the consequences of drunken fighting behavior hopefully to encourage them to behave in a better manner

    Posted by Narelle on 30 Mar 2019

  • [4] [0]
    keith

    should be lifted, we always take the half glass empty attitude as opposed to a city like Amsterdam which went the other way and opened 24/7 and no longer have binge drinking problems. They also have a Night and Day Mayor. Sydney is now the 10 worst city in the world to visit according to overseas tourists ,whereas Melbourne is No.2. Clover Moore needs a reality check. This city is not just for the few residents who live in the precinct, it should be for everyone.

    Posted by keith on 30 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Skyebie

    I didn’t know that Amsterdam was like that, but it’s exactly the point I was trying to make in my above comment... if the venues don’t close, there’s no fear of last call decreasing the urgency to get as drunk as possible in a short amount of time. Totally agree with you

    Posted by Skyebie on 01 Apr 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Gita

    Lockout system should be for all people or individual or shops

    Posted by Gita on 30 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Winnie

    Yes.time for them to drink some water n clear their mind n go home to sleep

    Posted by Winnie on 30 Mar 2019

  • [3] [1]
    aussieladee

    It is working as there are far less people being assaulted by drunks. We are hearing of very few one punch attacks on people who are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The casinos are a different environment where they have quality security to make sure all patrons are safe whereas the smaller pubs, clubs & other places that serve alcohol may only have 1 or 2 casual guards to ensure the safety of everyone. Alcohol use breeds violence & anti social behaviour but if ppl took responsibility for themselves rather than intentionally getting drunk we would not have the lockout laws. My father is an alcoholic & was drunk pretty much all the time so I have seen & experienced what it does to ppl, if the lockout laws can protect others from harm then they need to stay in place.

    Posted by aussieladee on 29 Mar 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Ezrin

    Should be all not just some business are being heavily impacted but the bigger casinos are not

    Posted by Ezrin on 29 Mar 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Michael

    Lockout laws should be for all,not just some.

    Posted by Michael on 29 Mar 2019

  • [0] [1]
    Sandy

    They have made Sydney a lot safer at night

    Posted by Sandy on 29 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Shaun

    Well let’s look at the positive outcomes of the lock out laws. Is there less violence caused my intoxicated people’s I’d say so. The lock out laws should affect the star casino as well though, that would be fair. And business that are making less money should provide a better venue and and host better events. Rather than relying on the sale and consumption of the alcohol the sell

    Posted by Shaun on 29 Mar 2019

  • [0] [1]
    Claybear

    It is an interesting situation with Casinos, as they are operating on a gaming licence. Casinos obviously want to make as much money as they can with their patrons, and of course the State Governments make slot of money through them with gaming taxes. So, as I see it there will be no lock out laws with them - they seem to be exempt. But on saying that, I worked at the Treasury Casino for 8 years in Brisbane. There was exceptional security staff at the door (and inside), and of course RSA was/is just drummed into their staff. As for lock out laws for Night Clubs nowadays, not really familiar with them, but if it's helping-then I'm up for it. One final thought. I find it sad that some ot todays teen society just want to ruin it for the rest. I remember the times when I went into a Club or Rave, had a fantastic time then went home without any problems.

    Posted by Claybear on 29 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    ANDY MAC

    I have lived in the "Cross" as it referred to at times. This was in the early 80's and basically people looked out for others. It was always busy, even that long ago. I believe "Lockout Laws" may be necessary in a certain age bracket, but I cannot envision Kings Cross without the people.

    Posted by ANDY MAC on 29 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    I totally agree

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Samuel

    I think that is the best thing to have lock out laws to stop drunken violence to have police patrolling

    Posted by Samuel on 29 Mar 2019

  • [0] [1]
    MARTY

    Why have lock out laws at all ???? Merely make all alcohol sales venues licensed until midnight. They must then be closed until 10 am the following day. People who wish to grog on and be a nuisance to the general public throughout the night can do it in their own homes.

    Posted by MARTY on 29 Mar 2019

  • [1] [1]
    adam

    no i think there should be some areas that are suited to late nights no family homes schools etc in are of good kms and that way were the pissed drunk ian lowed destructive immature low life that can wreck nights lifes property and etc also them dame good parties that can be had also and could be left to some safer more appropriate city areas police can be closer to and not lock them out because really the problem i think people can agree with me when i say its lock in yes at what 12 throw out 3 so really it is the problem right there with deaths damage and costs to the everyday person 24 hour only some areas only everywhere else early shutting laws keeps problem in certain areas for police to have much easier job in problem areas everywhere and just haven a couble areas and quietens down many more as well i am sure why spreed the problems were law enforcement cant contain or control like it is

    Posted by adam on 29 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Babakazoo

    they are killing the nightlife, and long established clubs and venues are being forced to close their doors because of these laws. The worst part is that they have made no difference whatsoever to alcohol fueled violence and noise. Many people like to go club hopping through the night, and these stupid laws make that impossible.

    Posted by Babakazoo on 28 Mar 2019

  • [0] [1]
    Yo pinion

    I support the lockout laws. They were introduced for good reason and appear to be reducing alcohol fueled violence and street crimes. It doesn't reduce people's ability to go out, just to go between different venues very late at night.

    Posted by Yo pinion on 28 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Yvonne

    Yes I do support this.

    Posted by Yvonne on 28 Mar 2019

  • [0] [1]
    greenfrog11

    Yes I support lock out laws, until people become accountable for their behaviour we all have to tolerate the lock out laws

    Posted by greenfrog11 on 28 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Jennifer

    I support these laws.

    Posted by Jennifer on 28 Mar 2019

  • [0] [1]
    Jem5

    Yes,absolutely, the restrictions should be adhered to..

    Posted by Jem5 on 28 Mar 2019

  • [0] [1]
    James

    It's working and stopping injuries and unnecessary headache for many. Leave it in place. Sydney is a great city and it needs to be in the spot light for all the right reasons.

    Posted by James on 28 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Stephen

    Yes the lockout laws are necessary, could even be made tighter imo.

    Posted by Stephen on 28 Mar 2019

  • [0] [1]
    Kerry

    I thought long and hard with this question. Every generation has had their reckless behaviour but unfortunately since respect for another is no longer a priority with many, and with so many with anger management issues, something has got to be done to protect the average person wanting to do the right thing and have a great night out.

    Posted by Kerry on 28 Mar 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Tony

    Surely to goodness they must have had enough alcohol by 3 am

    Posted by Tony on 28 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    It's not all about the school people want to solcalize

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Linda

    If the Star casino does not have these restrictions then I agree lift the bans.

    Posted by Linda on 28 Mar 2019

  • [5] [0]
    Claudia

    So sad that we need these laws, that some people do not know how to behave in public and not be a nuisance to other

    Posted by Claudia on 28 Mar 2019

  • [3] [0]
    Ros

    The lockout laws should apply yo the casino as well. Either make it the same for all venues or change the law.

    Posted by Ros on 28 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    XGina

    laws should be looked at carefully again to bring order amongst NSW as well as supporting the communities needs/wants

    Posted by XGina on 28 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    mallee

    Yes and in some areas they need to be greater.

    Posted by mallee on 28 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Guido

    Personal conduct is the problem of individuals Public Education is one way.

    Posted by Guido on 27 Mar 2019

  • [2] [1]
    Karel

    Absolutely not. How much I used to enjoy drinking few days straight with pubs open around the clocks! (Back in Europe) Pubs must know their business and drinkers their thirst. It's nobody else's business. I'm looking forward for the governments and activists changing my nappies.

    Posted by Karel on 27 Mar 2019

  • [1] [1]
    LORNA

    I think being able to have a last drink at 3am in the morning is late enough.The pubs/ clubs and staff still want to go home to sleep also..prevents less violence on the streets and on venues if the pubs/clubs close earlier.

    Posted by LORNA on 27 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Eva

    I think they should be lifted.

    Posted by Eva on 27 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Shane

    They need to be kept in place

    Posted by Shane on 27 Mar 2019

  • [4] [0]
    Tess

    Keep them in place. Too many of the younger crowd drink cheap alcohol at home before heading out & unleashing themselves on the public. They don't head out until later in the evening & are generally well into full swing by the time of lock out. Some people argue that they are sick of the government trying to save us from ourselves & it infringes on our freedoms. What about our rights to be able to go out & enjoy a night out without fear of being attacked or glassed by some drunken idiot. The paramedics on duty during the worst nights of the week have to deal with these issues as well as people who are so drunk or drugged out they can't even get home. They deserve a medal.

    Posted by Tess on 27 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Skyebie

    You’re exactly right, that’s why I don’t think lockouts are good though.., they aren’t stopping people from getting stupidly drunk... as in my comment above, it’s the alcohol that is the problem, not the venues themselves. As a community we need to battle the binge drinking, and there’s been some really good ideas, up the price after midnight, stop the drinks at midnight and open up a coffee lounge for the late nighters. Alcohol is the problem behavior, not the venues being open

    Posted by Skyebie on 01 Apr 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Sandy

    Yes they have made it safer for everyone

    Posted by Sandy on 27 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Ross

    In a word..."Yes"

    Posted by Ross on 27 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Jannette

    Yes I support the Lockout laws,I was raised in the times where if you were out all night without curfew or rules you were looking for trouble.Work was the only reason to be out of your home in the early hours. Yes its a new era but more violence is around now so I say keep the law its helps keep most of safe from harm.

    Posted by Jannette on 27 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    jaine

    I agree if the person who is looked out is so drunk yes they need notbe allowed to enter the venue .the people who holds the venue should have the responsibility of who they let in or not they can see if they are trouble makers and are drunk.

    Posted by jaine on 26 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Kevin

    It depends on who is being locked out and for what reason.

    Posted by Kevin on 26 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    James

    It's difficult to have police control every small pub or club at all hours and there certainly could be trouble if Cobbers are pissed outa their minds...and I do pity the neighbors trying to sleep to get to work in the morning!

    Posted by James on 26 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Neil

    If the customers were able to control themselves I would not have an issue with it. They are too irresponsible when they have had a lot to drink. Been there done that

    Posted by Neil on 26 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Not_A_DoDo

    Leave em alone, neighbours need to have a life. AND if you have to party all night, you dont have a life, get a real life away from the crapola

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 26 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    nanny niece

    They do hinder business

    Posted by nanny niece on 26 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Nirmala

    I dont think so

    Posted by Nirmala on 26 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    David

    It is very difficult subject, they say that the problems have just been moved to the suburbs, spread over such a large area, that the seriousness of the problems is lost. As for the Star Casino, money speaks all languages.

    Posted by David on 26 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    esoxlucius

    Too strict?? Definitely not.

    Posted by esoxlucius on 26 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    shrott

    yes, if it is after 12 then go home to bed. when I was a teenager, light went out at 12:30AM, walking after that you would / could be stopped by the police and charged with vagrancy. returning to decency would curtail the scumbags

    Posted by shrott on 26 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Sugar Ray

    Yes, definitely, the relaxing of liquor laws over the years is the cause of all the street violence we are seeing now. In the past where you had 6pm or even 10pm lockup of pubs and clubs, people bougth their booze, took it home, had a drink and fell asleep on the couch. As a result we didn't have all these Testosterone charged youth and adults on the streets looking for a fight, and we also had less crime generally. Now we have teenage kids the "pre-charge" with booze before they leave home, go out an get totally wasted at some pub or club and end up in hospital after being in a street brawl. My 2 worth cents on the matter!

    Posted by Sugar Ray on 26 Mar 2019

  • [4] [0]
    mact

    Being a Paramedic lockout laws save lives and save public taxes by Emergency Dept s not having to spend time treating booze affected idiots and dealing with shocked and grieving parents. Ask ANY trauma surgeon to clarify ANY of the above! The greedy and irresponsible Pub sector will always place profits above patron welfare no matter what they publicly say!!!

    Posted by mact on 26 Mar 2019

  • [3] [0]
    Eileen

    I think the current lock out laws are sufficient to prevent the problems with excessive drinking, violence on the streets etc. Why do people need to stay out after 2am? When we had 11 pm closing with occasional midnight closing for special functions events, the violence on the streets was a rare occurrence, Perhaps I am old fashioned but just cannot see any real benefit for these 'open all hours' except for greed by the owners of establishments and excessive drunkenness or misbehaviour by most patrons and risk of attacks on innocent vicitms.

    Posted by Eileen on 26 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Tonyporritt

    YES.

    Posted by Tonyporritt on 26 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    Winifred

    I don't believe that there should be lockout laws. Some people are night owls and prefer the late hours of hitting the town and so on. You can still have a great night out without alcohol. I think strict alcohol laws would be better, stop serving alcohol at 11:00pm/12:00pm instead of 3:00am. It's not the dancing/singing/partying and so on that causes all the problems, it's the ALCOHOL!!!

    Posted by Winifred on 25 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Michelle

    It's not just acohol there's many different drugs and pharmacy drugs that react strongly with acohol

    Posted by Michelle on 02 Apr 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Four

    Many years ago Pubs & Clubs closed their doors at 10 PM & there was Very little Violence, I think it is a good Idea.

    Posted by Four on 25 Mar 2019

  • [1] [1]
    Peter

    I do not support lock outs

    Posted by Peter on 25 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Paula

    No, I don't support the lockout laws. You can go to almost any other city in the world and get a drink or meal in the wee hours but not Sydney. It's like going back to the fifties. Just because you are out doesn't necessarily mean you are drinking. I can go out for the night and not drink. My husband and I went to a concert last January and felt like having a coffee afterwards but we walked for miles and nothing was open. It's a shame really. I think there are violent people out there at anytime, not just in the early hours.

    Posted by Paula on 25 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    esoxlucius

    You are not the norm Paula. A terrible lot of nightime violence is caused by excessive drinking in the early hours.

    Posted by esoxlucius on 26 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Winnie

    Yes.As they been drinking all night.Time to go home or have soft drink or water to clear their system.

    Posted by Winnie on 25 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Adriana

    Leave as it is

    Posted by Adriana on 25 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Captain Nightowl

    best Idea ever, is they stay open serve water, soft drink only , but law should include the Star Casino

    Posted by Captain Nightowl on 25 Mar 2019

  • [0] [0]
    Katheryn

    leave it as is

    Posted by Katheryn on 25 Mar 2019

  • [3] [0]
    Whizbang

    The law should stay. Why does anybody still need to be drinking at 3AM anyway

    Posted by Whizbang on 25 Mar 2019

  • [2] [0]
    Likeable

    I do believe that this is good. As far as the time goes I cannot understand why it affects businesses. Alcohol at that time would be consumed quite a lot thus making it unsafe for others. On saying this I think there should be a law on the Casino as well however this will not happen because of the money that is made by them.

    Posted by Likeable on 25 Mar 2019

  • [1] [0]
    anne

    I do support them because as you can see, the time is reasonable- no entry at 1:30 am and last drink on 3 am. Its not like the law is dictating anyone to open at 6 pm and close at 10 pm.That truly is very bad for business. Besides, by midnight or early morning, there might not be that much customer anyway- unless its weekend or its vacation time or during the holidays.

    Posted by anne on 25 Mar 2019

  • [3] [2]
    Bradley

    No. I am sick of the government protecting us from ourselves! Our freedom is gradually taken from us. Soon we won't have any freedom at all. Thanks

    Posted by Bradley on 25 Mar 2019

  • [3] [0]
    Aroha

    Havent hears of a one punch kill in the area since this law has been introduced...for that reason I say its a law that needs to stay

    Posted by Aroha on 25 Mar 2019

  • [2] [2]
    Michael

    End the bans,,its not a fair law,

    Posted by Michael on 25 Mar 2019

Join LiveTribe
Thousands of Aussies and Kiwis have already discovered the benefits of their FREE LiveTribe membership. Join and start earning online today! Sign Up
Get Rewarded!

Comment on brands, products and services and be rewarded for your opinions! Join in and discover LiveTribe’s extensive range of rewards.

View More
Join Our Monthly Competition!

Enter for a chance to win a $100 prize.

LiveTribe Presents_ All Aussie Trivia! 345 x 145

Members Testimonials
Lyn
"This is a great site. Love doing their surveys." Lyn B., QLD
Mary
"Just found out I won $150 in the competition – Thank you LiveTribe." Mary H., SA
Barbara
"Boy! Am I happy, to win a $150 Hoyts voucher, I love my movies." Barbara F., VIC
Elizabeth
"Awesome survey giving so much information on mining, thank you." Elizabeth A., WA
Frank
"My rewards from LiveTribe just keep rolling in. Keep it going, LiveTribe" Frank B., VIC