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    Five Properties of Chainmale 
    Where: Griffin Theatre
    When: Until May 9th 
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    The Salvos & Thomas kelly Foundation Safe Space, which provides latenight revelers with assistance from water to help getting home, has been given the green light to expand to Kings Cross ... Read More ...

    Irish tourist Barry Lyttle has been given a 13-month suspended jail sentence for assaulting his brother in Kings Cross ... Read more ...

    Assaults down in Kings Cross but also across NSW ... Read more ...

    Poker machine venues get exemption from lockout laws ... Read more ... 




    Sex and the city

    Tickles in Kellett StPlans for a state licenced brothel industry has local operators incensed ... A move away from decriminalisation could see more corruption and workers forced onto the streets ... Anita Senaratna looks at the issues 

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    Hammerhead under the hammer

    City Council said to be "positive" about redevelopment of Garden Island crane ... Questions over $700,000 a year on upkeep ... Developer seeing Department of Defence this month ... Reporter Anita Senaratna 

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    The Lord Mayor of Macquarie Street

    Councils will be put on the “time-out-stool” and given “pull-your-socks-up” orders under new legislation before State parliament ... Power grab sees Clover on the warpath ... Another nasty, undemocratic swipe from O’Farrell & Co

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    Drink up

    Drinking density report kept under wraps by the government ... New software to assess licensing risk ... Kings Cross-Potts Point still in deep freeze, while southern CBD liberated ... Review of violent drinking venues scheme ... Application to retain 23 hours licence for old Swans Club site 

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    Liquor regulations for bigger, fatter Kings X precinct

    For those with an obsessive interest in detail, here are the Liquor Act Amendments and new regulations for the Kings Cross Plan of Management ... Discretions abound  

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    The mayor of Kings Cross 

    Over coffee at Fratelli Paradiso, Adrian Bartels reflects on the Kings Cross Festival and how it might be done differently next time ... Festival organiser, chairman of the Potts Point Partnership, prospective politician, mover & shaker ... Bartels has a vision of how we should live 

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    The slow drinking movement

    Officials will have wide discretions under new Liquor Act amendments affecting Kings Cross … Redefined liquor precinct … New licences for small venues … Lots of regulations 

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    Greenwich meantime

    Election win for Independent Alex Greenwich ... Attempts by Sydney by-election candidates to differentiate themselves ... It came down to the superior on-the-ground political machine of Clover Moore and the fact that the O'Farrell government doesn't have a heart   

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    Sparring at the Beauchamp


    Government hooked on sex worker registration

    Sex Workers are more vocal. What about the clients?

    High concentration of brothels and sex workers in postcode 2011 ... Here comes the Brothel Licensing Authority, which seeks to stamp itself on an industry notoriously beyond the jurisdiction of officialdom ... Private operators face police harassment ... Karen Thorne investigates

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