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Watch Keep Sydney Open's New Lockouts 101 Video Before Your Next Pub Debate

"If you wanted to reduce shoplifting, would you lock up the doors of your shop and hide all the stock in the cellar?"
By Shannon Connellan
March 03, 2016
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By Shannon Connellan
March 03, 2016
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Ever tried to have a conversation about the NSW lockout laws but found yourself wanting for hard, easy facts on hand to explain it? The crew at Keep Sydney Open have created a video that spells it all out for you. Released today, the new ad features Sydney legends Joyride, Touch Sensitive and the mad skills from Entropico to lay down the lockout law for you.

Highlighting some of the more dramatic stats — night time foot traffic in Kings Cross is down 84 percent, almost 50 bars, clubs and venues have shut down since the lockouts were introduced, our cultural life is being eroded, and our international reputation is on the slide — the video is aimed at explaining the impact the NSW Goverment's lockout laws have had on Sydney with the obvious intent of going viral.

"If you wanted to reduce shoplifting, would you lock up the doors of your shop and hide all the stock in the cellar?" says Joyride in the video. "The overwhelming majority of Sydneysiders can have a good time without anyone getting hurt. Going out to see a band, dance in a club, or just have a few drinks amongst friends  shouldn't be a crime, in fact, that's what's made Sydney such a great place to live. Other cities around the world have found solutions that tackle the actual problem."

Watch the video here, it's already up to 16K views:

Keep Sydney OpenIt's simple really: let's tackle the real problems and build a great city at the same time.Thanks to Entropico for coming up with this, Joyride for lending his pipes and Touch Sensitive for being a synth-lord.

Posted by Keep Sydney Open on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Keep Sydney Open are having fundraisers tonight at three Sydney venues. Info over here.

Image: Kimberley Low.

Published on March 03, 2016 by Shannon Connellan

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