Tagged: Nightlife

NEWS: Sydney, Australia: Lockout Laws Weakened

Sydney’s lockout laws will be removed in CBD from January 14, 2020. The changes will affect all venues in Sydney’s CBD including Oxford Street but the laws will remain in place in Kings Cross.
The lockout laws – which came into effect in 2014 – included measures such as 1:30 AM last entry and 3:00 AM last serving of alcohol. Both have been scrapped for Sydney’s CBD.
The NSW government has watered down the laws, by taking out the last entry measure and extending last serving to 3:30 AM. To further weaken alcohol policy measures, liquor shop hours have been increased from 11:00 PM to midnight…

NEWS: Finland: Popularity of Nightclubs Declining

The latest leisure survey by Statistics Finland show popularity for nightclubs is decreasing in the country. In 1990s and 2000s about half the respondents visited nightclubs. In 2017 it has reduced to 1 in every 4 people. This is a 20% reduction of people under 65 years going to nightclubs between 2002 and 2017…

NEWS: Sydney Lock-Out Laws Reduce Alcohol Violence

Sydney’s Lock-Out laws are reducing alcohol related violence significantly according to the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA). The lock-out laws include preventing people entering a venue in an entertainment precinct after 1:30am and mandate last alcoholic drinks at 3:00am among other clauses…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Control for Vibrant Nightlife

Recent late night measures implemented on alcohol by the NSW government is reducing alcohol harm and making night life more vibrant in Sydney. State government has also extended the Melbourne inner-suburban freeze on new late-night liquor licences till 2021. There is tremendous community support for late-night measures that include last drinks and last entry, with 80% of adults in Sydney (18-34 year-olds) supporting 3am closing for pubs, clubs and bars…

NEWS: Sexualized Alcohol Ads Undermine Rape Prevention

The researchers also emphasize the need to actively challenge practices employed by the alcohol industry which promote damaging behaviour as normative and acceptable…

NEWS: Sydney’s Coogee Beach Bans Alcohol Following Christmas Party

Sydney’s Coogee Beach Bans Alcohol Following Christmas Party
Alcohol will be banned at a popular Sydney beach all summer after a Christmas party resulted in a build-up of 15 tons (15,000kg) of trash. More than 10,000 people flocked to Coogee beach on Christmas Day, leaving bottles, cigarette boxes, and general waste behind…

NEWS: Tanzania: Alcohol A Burden On Nightlife

Violent behaviour in and around pubs, night clubs and bars in Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, presents a significant public health, criminal justice and urban management problem. A new survey shows that alcohol fueled violence often occurs in these environments.
Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA), an IOGT International Member Organization, conducted a survey on violence in nightlife alcohol use environments. Findings show that violence in the night-time typically involves young males and females who are under the influence of alcohol in the majority of cases…

BLOG: Ending Gender-Based Violence In Public Spaces

The prevalence of these forms of violence make the public space a restricted area for women and girls, eliminating freedom and the human right to participate in the cultural and social life of a community. Alcohol harm, like gender-based violence in public spaces, clearly is a threat to democracy and a rich, fulfilled, free life…