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The whole thing is fucked up. Sure street violence after 1am is down in Sydney because of it. That's because Sydney nightlife is now dead, businesses have gone under, the streets are empty and young tourists are going to Melbourne instead. Thanks Mike Baird you cunt.

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The whole thing is fucked up. Sure street violence after 1am is down in Sydney because of it. That's because Sydney nightlife is now dead, businesses have gone under, the streets are empty and young tourists are going to Melbourne instead. Thanks Mike Baird you cunt.

 

Exactly. Out of interest, do the laws effect you guys in the Casino at all? There's an uproar up here atm because it looks like the Treasury won't be effected at all. Last drinks at 3am will be the extent apparently.

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Not a great deal. Friday and Saturday nights were absolutely pumping even before the lockout laws came into effect so its barely noticeable on the Main Gaming floor. Extra Security were put on when the new law started and i think more people than ever are being refused entry.

 

Plenty of people are in an uproar that we're exempt when other venues are going under and we appear to be profiting from it but in reality liqour sales only make up a tiny fraction of our profits so there is no noticeable affect how we're benefiting from it.

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The whole thing is fucked up. Sure street violence after 1am is down in Sydney because of it. That's because Sydney nightlife is now dead, businesses have gone under, the streets are empty and young tourists are going to Melbourne instead. Thanks Mike Baird you cunt.

Jeez Chookie...bit of a harsh call on one of natures real gentlemen Mike Baird. The streets of Menai might be empty at night but have you been anywhere between Circular Quay and Central lately at night...the whole city is fucking pumping with people everywhere every night, especially from Town Hall to Central. Areas like Newtown, Woolloomooloo, Bondi Junction are fucking pumping most nights as well. I read in one of Echo Entertainment publications that the Casino revenue in pokies and beverage sales has gone up by 20% since the lockout laws started. I do not necessarily agree that the lockouts are good because it may affect some businesses relying on the drunken dollar, and I feel sorry for the shift worker that may finish work at 230am and cannot have a drink after work like many enjoy. However I feel that the biggest winners in this are the poor emergency workers that have to deal with the drunken antics of idiots who now have to go home somehow after being locked out.

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The Sydney lockout laws have been driven by the christian right. It's a farce. Violence was and has been falling for a long long time, and the deaths that provided the impetus for the changes both happened outside of venues, by young men loaded from drinking at home, well before the 1:30 am lockout.

 

Regardless of what you're seeing Geoff, foot traffic is down in all those areas you mention ( aside from the unaffected Casino precinct ).

 

In general i reckon Baird has done a reasonable job, but on this issue it's a case of religious zealotry imposing restrictions on freedoms they have no real business messing with.

 

I have no Idea why Qld Labor is stupid enough to follow, it's fucking ridiculous.

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Jeez Chookie...bit of a harsh call on one of natures real gentlemen Mike Baird. The streets of Menai might be empty at night but have you been anywhere between Circular Quay and Central lately at night...the whole city is fucking pumping with people everywhere every night, especially from Town Hall to Central. Areas like Newtown, Woolloomooloo, Bondi Junction are fucking pumping most nights as well. I read in one of Echo Entertainment publications that the Casino revenue in pokies and beverage sales has gone up by 20% since the lockout laws started. I do not necessarily agree that the lockouts are good because it may affect some businesses relying on the drunken dollar, and I feel sorry for the shift worker that may finish work at 230am and cannot have a drink after work like many enjoy. However I feel that the biggest winners in this are the poor emergency workers that have to deal with the drunken antics of idiots who now have to go home somehow after being locked out.

Venues that were once thriving are now boarded up. Its reported foot traffic in Kings Cross is down 70% than what it once was, same for Oxford St. 

 

As you are aware I have access to revenue figures from all the bars and restaurants as it comes through Main Bank, there is no definitive rise that can be pinpointed to the introduction of these laws.

As for the pokies - the last 18 months in particular, the introduction of slot rebate programs for high rollers has seen an increase in figures there, so it's some of these people blowing $100k in a night on a Slots program, not some drunk guy who was locked out of the Bourbon & Beefsteak coming in and and blowing his $50.

 

Hang on, the Bourbon?... Is that still open or has that gone under too because of these laws?

 

As for Mike Baird, I admit he has done a pretty good job,  the lock-out laws is his first major fuck-up.

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Yeah the cross is now fucked. These are venues that really relied on the late night early morning trade, and it's a shame. Sure it's Sydney's seedy underbelly, but in that there is a cultural thing as well, The cross was almost a right of passage when I was a young bloke, Hell, I played quite a few gigs there at the Kardomah and the Manzil room,  and spent many a late night getting up to no good. Rollin' outa of a venue to greet the sun and crawl home( or straight to work ) was a great way to spend a mis-spent youth.

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A guy at work was saying some bars in Newtown, even though they are outside the affected borders, are creating their own lockout laws to stop people coming in, apparently they're at risk of breaching licensing laws for too many guests in at once!!

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I think that Baird was doing a pretty good job up until he implemented these laws.

Now though, if he refuses to budge on the issue, all the opposition has to do is say they will rescind the law and I will vote for them.

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A guy at work was saying some bars in Newtown, even though they are outside the affected borders, are creating their own lockout laws to stop people coming in, apparently they're at risk of breaching licensing laws for too many guests in at once!!

 

I used to love going out in Newtown.

Now it's become a bit of a hole, with just too many drunk idiots. Basically the new Cross.

The Cross should be The Cross, not Newtown!

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I think that Baird was doing a pretty good job up until he implemented these laws.

Now though, if he refuses to budge on the issue, all the opposition has to do is say they will rescind the law and I will vote for them.

 

I thought these were one of the O'Farrell Governments policies just the Baird government seems to stick to the party line?

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Venues that were once thriving are now boarded up. Its reported foot traffic in Kings Cross is down 70% than what it once was, same for Oxford St. 

 

As you are aware I have access to revenue figures from all the bars and restaurants as it comes through Main Bank, there is no definitive rise that can be pinpointed to the introduction of these laws.

As for the pokies - the last 18 months in particular, the introduction of slot rebate programs for high rollers has seen an increase in figures there, so it's some of these people blowing $100k in a night on a Slots program, not some drunk guy who was locked out of the Bourbon & Beefsteak coming in and and blowing his $50.

 

Hang on, the Bourbon?... Is that still open or has that gone under too because of these laws?

 

As for Mike Baird, I admit he has done a pretty good job,  the lock-out laws is his first major fuck-up.

I used to go to the cross in the early 90's when I was there for work.  I remember the Bourban and Beefsteak, and some other small place next to it where you had to walk/stumble downstairs and it was full of smoke and smelt of stale piss, but I really liked the place. 

 

Picked up the odd chick from there at times,  if they were drunk enough to find me attractive. 

 

I think that Baird was doing a pretty good job up until he implemented these laws.

Now though, if he refuses to budge on the issue, all the opposition has to do is say they will rescind the law and I will vote for them.

I dont drink much and am way too old for clubbing now, but a couple of years ago I went out with some friends on the Gold Coast.  Fuck me the price of a beer or a bourbon and Coke was near or over 10 bucks. 

I understand why so many people either drink at home first, or take ecstasy and don't drink at all.

 

They should just legalize Marijuana then most people will be too stoned to go out and get drunk and get into fights.  :smokespliff:

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Plenty of places to go  out to get a 'cheap' beer.

You won't find many near the city though. A few pubs maybe, but anything with a bit of class and you're looking at an $8-$9 beer as your cheapest option.

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Yeah, paying those prices for beer is ridiculous. And I love a good beer.

When I go out, I'm looking for atmosphere and a good drink. I think most people want that, even if they don't say it.

Who wants to go out and pay $8 for a drink and sit there in a fucking funk watching a screen or something. 

Some places don't get this, and just provide expensive beer with no though to anything else, and the staff are usually all arrogant cunts.

I avoid those places like the plague.

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