Recently I spoke on Adjournment in the NSW Upper House to give some context and share my views on the controversial ‘Lock-out’ laws currently in place across parts of the Sydney CBD and Inner-east. The laws are currently being independently reviewed by the Hon. Ian Callinan AC QC. Over two nights, I spoke about the history of the night-time economy in the Kings Cross area, from my perspective as a Councillor representing the area from 2000, and as a local resident and business-owner. As I said in my speech, there is no doubt the laws have been successful in reducing alcohol-related violence and re-establishing authority on the streets. The government now needs to think carefully about what we do next to make sure that Sydney continues to be a thriving, creative, world-class city; a city that is safe for everyone to venture out to in the evening. You can read the two short speeches from hansard here, and as always I would be pleased to hear your views on this important issue.