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‘Absolutely thrilled’: Date set for controversial lockout laws to be scrapped

Sydney’s controversial lockout laws will be almost entirely scrapped from 14 January 2020.

The laws were introduced in 2014 in a bid to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence after the coward-punch deaths of Thomas Kelly and Daniel Christie in Kings Cross.

They will now be lifted in Sydney’s CBD and Oxford Street but will still remain in place in Kings Cross.

Founder of Keep Sydney Open Tyson Koh has been leading the charge against the lockout laws.

He tells Ben Fordham he was “absolutely thrilled” when he heard the news.

“Working alongside so many people to make this happen over the last five years and then finally, it actually bearing fruit. It’s really incredible, I’m still trying to process it.”

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