Strict Alcohol Laws have Counterproductive Effects

The big myth about strict alcohol laws, as Sydney considers ditching lockouts

More and more studies are confirming what we know: lockouts around the world shuffle the problem around, and punish us all instead of making us safer.

"An in-depth study by the University of Otago in Christchurch found the tighter regulations had no impact on the number of alcohol-impaired and injured people presenting at hospitals."

The evidence is with us, the tide has turned, even members of the NSW government are agitating to roll lockouts back. Vote Keep Sydney Open at the next election to put an end to the scare campaigns once and for all.

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