Keep Sydney Open supports a rigorous, transparent, evidence-based approach to ensuring a safe and vibrant night time economy. Our analysis surveys the social, cultural and economic costs of the liquor law reforms and casts doubt on their effectiveness.
We’re all about being open and encourage greater scrutiny of available evidence. Here you’ll find our submissions and analysis, and links to key data and sources.
We advocate for a more considered and nuanced response to alcohol-fuelled violence including proven measures around policing, transport, planning, diversification of after-dark activity, anti-violence education campaigns, positive incentives for licensees and the introduction of a night mayor.
There is much that can be done before imposing curfews.
Identifying a Social Disruption: Effects of New South Wales lockout laws on Sydney, Australia
KSO Submission - NSW Regulatory Review
KSO Submission - Music & Arts Economy - 05.03.18
Evaluating the Effect of Sydney’s 2014 Liquor law Reforms: a Sobering Assessment of the Data
- Submission by Keep Sydney Open to the Review of the Liquor Amendment Act 2014