Keep Sydney Open becomes political party in NSW

Keep Sydney Open becomes political party in NSW
Keep Sydney Open becomes political party in NSW

Keep Sydney Open is announcing its official registration as a state political party in NSW.

It will contest seats in both houses of Parliament at the 2019 NSW state election, with a focus on seats in the Legislative Council.  

Tyson Koh, spokesperson for the party, by putting lockout laws on the ballot of next year’s election, people have a real choice and a course of action to rescind these laws, wind back the ‘nanny state’ and build a 24-hour city. 

“For more than over four years, our group has represented every person who believes that lockout laws were a knee-jerk reaction. We see with our own eyes that these laws have devastated the both the night-time economy and reputation of what was once a vibrant international city.” 

The KSO campaign claims they have so far achieved: 

·        A 30-minute relaxation of lockout laws and cease of service times for music venues; 

·        A pushback of bottle shop closing times from 10pm to 11pm across NSW; 

·        A lifting of lockout laws for the Mardi Gras parade; 

·        Changes to ‘small bar’ regulations; and 

·        A turning of the state of Sydney’s nightlife into a mainstream issue. 

“We all know that Sydney is a magical place, but the magic has been missing for some time,” Koh said.

“People now recognise that the NSW Government is largely responsible for this. 

“We are the first party in NSW set up to address cultural and youth issues.

"Young people all over NSW who would ordinarily vote Liberal or Labor are looking at those parties’ policies with bewilderment. We feel cheated, and being locked out of social spaces as well as the housing market has led to a generation of disillusioned young adults," he said.

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Politics Sydney

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