lockout laws


A Sydney Bar Has Banned Bocce After the Soft Clinking of Balls Annoyed Neighbours

Sydney's war on fun has reached absurd new heights.


Yaeji's Huge Sydney Opera House Show Exposes A Void in Sydney's Club Scene

Yaeji set Australia's most iconic venue alight this weekend, proving that it can provide a space for contemporary music. But there are still gaps that it can't fix.


Sydney’s Lost 1 Venue Every 8 Days Since Lockout Laws Started

In less than four years, the CBD and King's Cross have had a net loss of nearly 200 venues.


Farewell Mike Baird, Sydney Won't Forget You

We asked the city's musicians and hospitality people for some parting words.


Mike Baird Is Relaxing Sydney's Lockout Laws

Lockouts at "venues that offer genuine live entertainment, live performances, or art and cultural events" will shift to 2 AM from January.


Can We Kill Off Sydney's Lockouts Already?

Another Keep Sydney Open protest has been met with political inertia. Meanwhile, Mike Baird has backed down on the greyhound ban.


VICE Asks: Why The Youth Vote Matters

We traveled around New Zealand to find out how much young people know—and care—about politics.


NZ Lockout Laws: Will They Reduce Alcohol-Fuelled Violence or Are They a Death Knell for Nightlife?

The major argument for earlier closing hours is to stop us getting boozed up and hurting each other.


Queensland's New Liquor Laws Started Friday, Although You Wouldn't Know it

It's unclear whether the harsh new measures are helping curb alcohol related violence, especially as no one seems to know about them.


Emergency Room Doctors Say Australians Deserve Nationwide Lockouts

Australia's medical professionals are convinced we're a bunch of idiots who can't be trusted with alcohol, and are campaigning for nationwide lockout laws.


What My All-Nighter at Denny’s Taught Me About Auckland's Proposed Lockout Laws

Police want to curb violence by closing bars earlier, so I went to the place guaranteed to be open all hours.


Wu-Tang Clan, Flume, and Claude VonStroke Among Artists Speaking Out Against Sydney Lockout Laws

Artists voice their opposition to the strict ordinances now imposed on clubs by the Australian city.