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    Retiring Kings Cross police inspector Gary Koschel on the lockout laws. Wentworth Courier, July 23, 2014 ...  

    "We bring them in by road, rail and sea. Then the train station closes down, the taxis close down at 3am and everyone has to be out by 3am. So they are all walking out on the street at the same time." 

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    Authors up the Cross, in conjunction with Potts Point Bookshop
    Kate McClymont & Lynton Besser in Conversation
    Where: Kings Cross Library, Level 1, 50 Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross
    When: Wednesday, August 13, 6.60pm 
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    Mythical works by Tania Mason
    Where: Galleria Vicino at The Yellow House
    Shop 2, 57-59 Macleay St, Potts Point
    When: July 30 - August 31, 2014
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    Green Bans Victoria St, Fiona MacDonald
    Works for sale from The X Art Project
    8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross
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    News snippets

    Convicted killer Michael Ibrahim, brother of Kings Cross nightclub czar, gets another chance at parole ... Read on ... 

    City pubs & clubs seeking exemptions from 1.30am lockouts on order to keep pokie revenue flowing ... Read on ... 

    Shooters Party proposing Bill for compulsory voting by business in City of Sydney elections ... Read on ... 

    Golden Apple brothel dispute settled ... Settlement money gobbled by debts ... Read on ... 

    Leaf-blowers ... Body corporate taste tyrants ... Other disturbances ... Read on >>


    Fountain Pharmacy's new home

    From independent chemist to big chain: Priceline under the Rex, facing Fitzroy Gardens

    The pharmacy business is changing and it's not good news for small independent chemists ... Anita Senaratna reports 

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    Shopfront law 

    Inner City Legal Centre: community law

    Darlinghurst Road's Inner City Legal Centre provides legal help for the underprivileged ... Law on a human scale ... Small staff, lots of pro bono volunteers ... Bold initiatives ... Jackie Keast reporting 

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    Fratelli Paradiso loses footpath dining application 

    Restrictions on outdoor dining for Fratelli Paradiso ... Strange policy inconsistencies in Challis Ave's late night wining and dining ... Rights of appeal restricted ... Bureaucratic complications 

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    Bayswater Road's public transport trial

    Bayswater Road for taxis and buses only (pic: Daily Telegraph)

    Bayswater Road closure ... Trial spread over three Saturday nights ... Safe hub for public transport ... Aim is to reduce violence ... Taxi Council on board ... The link between crowded streets and anti-social behaviour ... Anita Senaratna reports 

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    Hans Nowak - resident park creator

    Latest in our series on local heros ... Vic Potts and photographer Anthony Browell discover Hans Nowak's work landscaping Australia's shortest nature trail at Beare Park 

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    Buns n Balls upstumps

    Music and meatballs strike the wrong note with liquor authorities ... The "knock-on" effect from new alcohol restrictions ... Buns n Balls leaves Kings Cross and heads for the beach ... Anita Senaratna reports 

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    Grub's off

    Surely there are licensing issues when glitzy establishments switch-off the ovens while continuing to serve drinks? ... Late night nourishment underwhelming in Sydney's "entertainment precinct" ... Nosher prowls for a hamburger  

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