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Is this the solution to Sydney’s nightlife crisis?

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It’s the multi-million dollar question. 

What do we need to do to reinvigorate Sydney’s nightlife?

The introduction of lockout laws in 2014 forced the closure of dozens of pubs and clubs.

But countless outdated restrictions are choking our night spots.

A Kings Cross hotel turned away an 80-ear-old grandmother because she wasn’ carrying ID while another bar was forced to remove its pinball machines because of noise restrictions.

“These are ridiculous rules, turning Sydney into a ghost town after dark,” says Ben Fordham.

Former Amsterdam night mayor of Amsterdam Mirik Milan tells Ben he’s got the solution.

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