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Study asserts Kings Cross lockout laws reduce alcohol-fuelled violence

30 April 2015

The NSW Bureau of Crime Research and Statistics (BOCSAR) has released a statistical analysis of the effectiveness of 2014 liquor licensing reforms in the Kings Cross and CBD precincts with results, it says, demonstrate "immediate and substantial reductions" in the reported incidences of alcohol-related assaults in these areas.

While the findings of the study highlight what are the apparent effects of restricting alcohol availability and trading hours in the targeted entertainment precincts, the authors also note that other key elements of reform to the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) may have been contributing factors. Temporary and long-term banning orders for identified "trouble-makers" and the introduction of risk-based licence fees where licensees' annual fees vary depending upon licence type, trading hours and compliance history may have also served to increase licensees' accountability and reduce incidents within licensed premises.

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