Sydney’s infamous lockout laws to be reviewed in June
Introduced last February as a means to curb street violence, Sydney’s ‘lockout laws’ enacted a 1:30 a.m. lockout and 3 a.m. cease-service policy for nightclubs and bars in central Sydney and the Kings Cross precinct. The subject of much controversy, the laws were not scheduled for review until February 2016. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, however, a review of the infamous laws will take place this June and will be contingent on twelve-months of data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.
According to Mixmag, the government will consider amending elements of the laws that they render “ineffective,” meaning the pendulum could ultimately swing towards either tightening or loosening the restrictions upon review.