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Premier likely to relax lockout laws

Sydney’s lockout laws are likely to be relaxed after the Premier ordered a review of the controversial laws.

A cross-party parliamentary committee will be set up by the state government to meet with venue owners and operators to discuss how to revive Sydney’s nightlife.

The laws were introduced in 2014 following a spate of alcohol-fuelled violence, which resulted in the deaths of two teenagers.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the number of non-domestic violent assaults in the CBD and King’s Cross has since declined.

Keep Sydney Open’s Tyson Koh says the government is clearly feeling the pressure to change the laws.

“We’ve seen businesses close left, right and centre around the CBD.

“We’ve just had an election that’s seen the threat of Keep Sydney Open.

“It appears that the Premier sees the writing on the wall.”

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