What started as a movement to protect Sydney's nightlife has morphed into something bigger - the lockouts were just one symptom of a broader sickness in NSW politics.
We've sleepwalked into a nanny state where the politics of secrecy and profits over people dominates. They funnel people into casinos like cars onto toll roads. They shut down the night while the day becomes more congested.
Their moralising and heavy handed fun policing is out of touch with community expectations. They spend billions on stadium rebuilds, museum relocations and pokies subsidies while a fraction of this would resuscitate live music and the arts and mop up social housing wait lists.
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