Medical profession still opposed to Sydney lockout laws relaxation

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Sydney’s lockout laws have been in place since 2014 in an effort to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence, particularly in the Kings Cross area.

A recent parliamentary inquiry has recommended a relaxation of these laws (excluding the Kings Cross area) in order to revitalise Sydney’s night-time economy.

However, medical professionals and health staff are opposed to these changes, fearing that it could lead to an increase in alcohol-fuelled violence.

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Friday, November 29 2019
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Featured in storyDr Kean-Seng Lim, President of the Australian Medical Association (New South Wales)Dr Phillip Wadds, Lecturer in Criminology at the University of New South WalesMichael Rodrigues, Chair of the Night Time Industries Association

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