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April 2023
19 April – ‘This is all just PR speak’: French twist in Sydney theatre sagaSydney Morning Herald
“The 2011 Residents’ Association lodged an objection which, among other things, questioned the need for more bars and licensed venues in Potts Point, especially next to the Wayside Chapel.

The association’s convenor, Carole Ferrier, was not swayed by the lure of a Parisian cabaret. ‘How many times will that actually happen before it disappears?’ she said. ‘What they always promise they will do is totally different to the end result.'”

October 2022
21 October – ‘Balance isn’t right’: Clover Moore hits pause on screens that ate Sydney Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has hit pause on dozens of advertising panels yet to be installed on the city’s streets – and pledged to rip up the worst of those already in place – following a widespread backlash to the new digital billboards, which she conceded were “quite large”.

4 October – The new Sydney billboards that have left pedestrians ‘walking like ducks’ in single fileSydney Morning Herald
“girthy, 86-inch electronic billboards that have popped up throughout the City of Sydney, including the CBD, Surry Hills and Potts Point”

July 2022
18 July (1) – Three multi-venue banning orders – Facebook
“Police have arrested 10 people and issued three multi-venue banning orders to known OMCG [outlaw motorcycle gangs] affiliates, during a high-visibility operation in Kings Cross at the weekend. Operation Eris was established by Kings Cross Police Area Command to prevent and disrupt crime and anti-social behaviour throughout the local area, targeting known members of outlaw motorcycle gangs and organised crime networks.”
18 July (2) – Police target cyclists riding illegally on pedestrian footpaths – Facebook
“During a targeted operation today, multiple bicycle and e-bicycle riders were intercepted by Kings Cross Police today and issued infringement notices. (…) The most common offence was ‘Ride bicycle on footpath (16 years or older)’ which carries a penalty of $120.”

May 2022
28 May “Out of control: Big stink as bins overflow in central Sydney”Sydney Morning Herald
“Deputy lord mayor Jess Scully admitted dumping and rubbish collection were problems across the City of Sydney, especially in Potts Point…”

15 May “The Butler: Potts Point restaurant in the fight of its life against “destructive” development”Daily Telegraph. See also: Sydney Confidential

9 May Delays to new bus shelters leave Sydney commuters waiting in the rainSydney Morning Herald
“The installation of hundreds of new bus-stop shelters, bins and other street furniture in central Sydney is running up to eight months late, leaving commuters frustrated at the delayed rollout.”

October 2021
16 Oct Cities are not libraries’: Sydney wrestles with live music as COVID slumber endsSydney Morning Herald
“His comments build on a new rhetoric forming within the NSW government. Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello said last year he wanted greater community tolerance of noise… Detailed guidelines are still being fleshed out over the government’s introduction of ‘special entertainment precincts’, which will allow councils to form policies around noise and become the chief handlers of complaints, as opposed to Liquor and Gaming NSW or the police.”

2 Oct Advisory Group to transform Greater Sydney into 24-hour economy centre – Australian Leisure Management
“The 24-Hour Economy Advisory Group… [includes] high-level representatives from hospitality associations and businesses such as Justin Hemmes’ Merivale, The Star, festivals, venues, local governments and the music industry”.

“Sydneysiders have been moaning about the city’s night-life for years but that could all be about to change….” (our comment: it would be more honest to say: “a miniscule but really noisy rabble with industry contacts have been moaning about the city’s night-life for years but that could all be about to change…”)

10 Oct Paramedics braced as Sydneysiders ready to ‘enjoy their freedom’Sydney Morning Herald

September 2021
27 Sep Grove Bar applies for increase in patron capacity from 66 to 100 – Council of the City of Sydney
Grove Bar at 68-68A Darlinghurst Road (two doors along from the previous location of the Bada Bing nightclub) has applied to Council for a “Section 4.55(2) modification application to increase patron capacity from 66 to 100, remove a partition wall in the kitchen and delete the requirement for security stipulated in the Security Management Plan to be replaced with the draft Plan of Management”

May 2021
2 May Guard charged after man knocked unconscious outside Kings Cross strip clubSydney Morning Herald
“A security guard has been charged for allegedly knocking a man unconscious outside a strip club in Kings Cross early this morning.”

January 2021
13 Jan And then the pandemic came: A tale of two community gardensSydney Morning Herald
“But the arrival of the chickens played a key role in helping the [Bourke Street Community Garden] flourish during a time when many Sydneysiders would experience loss and hardship. The garden’s membership doubled to more than 50 during the pandemic and more residents took notice of it, which can be easy to miss as it is in an area that is far from peaceful: the garden is under a railway bridge and sits next to the Eastern Distributor.”

August 2020
10 Aug String of venues fined for COVID-19 breaches – City Hub
“A string of venues across Sydney’s CBD and Eastern suburbs have been slapped with $5000 fines for failing to comply with COVID-19 public health orders. Unity Hall in Balmain, the Darlo Village Hotel in Darlinghurst, the Eastern Hotel in Bondi Junction, and the Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel were all found to be in breach of social distancing requirements in the past week.”

July 2020
16 Jul Renewed calls for City of Sydney to buy Metro Theatre Kings Cross – Commercial Real Estate
“Sydney Lord Mayor Clove Moore said she support MTAG’s efforts to see the venue revived as a theatre or cultural facility, but finances were a problem.”

May 2020
26 May Bill represents lost opportunity to tackle the state’s alcohol problemNewcastle Herald
“The NSW government is making major changes to alcohol laws that further benefits the powerful alcohol lobby at the community’s expense with no mention of the unprecedented high rate of alcohol-fuelled domestic violence. (…) The changes include preventing residents from complaining about excessive noise from pubs and clubs to the liquor regulator. They also expand the legal loopholes that enable especially the owners of the biggest and most violent pubs and clubs, to escape or erase penalties for violent incidents occurring within and close to their large venues and, breaches of the Liquor Act.”

March 2020
24 Mar Potts Point alterations cause confusionCity Hub

After three public meetings, Sydney Council Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, is still no closer to garnering unequivocal support from small businesses and the local community for her zany Macleay Street alterations in Potts Point.

At the most recent meeting on Wed 18 March at Council’s Rex Centre, about 150 anxious locals expressed concern, laughed and hurled scorn at Council staff.

January 2020
19 Jan Young woman punched by another woman as lockout laws endSydney Morning Herald
“The night … ended unhappily for a young woman who was allegedly punched in the face by another woman at the Oxford Art Factory, a live music venue on Oxford Street in Darlinghurst. Paramedics treated the injured woman at the scene, watched by a large crowd of bystanders…”

26 Jan Reveller, 22, clings to life with a fractured skull and serious brain injuries after alleged one-punch attack outside a Sydney nightclubDaily Mail
Magistrate noted: “It’s a prevalent occurrence that a person, affected by too much alcohol, is involved in acts of violence on the streets”.

October 2019
1 Oct Lockout laws expected to be scrapped by the end of the yearSydney Morning Herald
“But emergency service workers and doctors at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst warned that changes to the laws could lead to a return to the “brutal” conditions of 2014.

‘This [hospital] was a very brutal place in 2014,’ said Paul Preisz, the director of emergency at St Vincent’s. ‘Some of what we were seeing was life-changing violence, we saw deaths of young people that we haven’t seen since the laws came in and we would hate for this to come back.’ ”

May 2019
30 May Don’t lock out the facts on lockout laws: they’ve made this city saferSydney Morning Herald

“Five years ago, the impact of alcohol-related violence and injuries on the hospital, in terms of presentations and admissions, was nothing short of severe. From our perspective, the lockout measures have been a success.

The number of alcohol-related injuries at St Vincent’s have plummeted, including a reduction of serious facial fractures of more than 60 per cent. There have also been no alcohol-related deaths at the hospital since the measures were introduced.”

— Assistant Professor Nadine Ezard, Clinical Director, Drug and Alcohol Unit, St Vincent’s Hospital

December 2018
2 Dec Councils call for compulsory NSW registration system for short-term rental propertiesDomain
“Sydney is lagging behind other world cities in its regulation of Airbnb-style holiday lets, putting lives at risk, claims a growing chorus of industry experts.”

November 2018
9 Nov Airbnb squeezes renters from some ‘high-demand’ Sydney suburbsSydney Morning Herald

8 Nov Living on a noisy street is harming your health: World Health OrganisationDomain

April 2018
20 Apr Developer withdraws controversial plans to redevelop the Bourbon in Kings CrossDomain

March 2018
15 Mar Councillors Up the CrossCity News
“Another more immediate issue for both residents and visitors to Kings Cross, is the state of the public toilets adjacent to the Kings Cross Police Station and Fitzroy Gardens. Destinations NSW reported in 2016 that the area attracted 1.2 million international and domestic visitors, and yet there are only three intermittently working public toilets for the entire area.”

January 2018
10 Jan The Rise and Fall of the Empire – City News
“Helen Crossing, convenor 2011 Residents’ Association said, ‘The proposed building is not in keeping with those currently existing in the area, or what we think Council ought to be considering as part of its vision for Kings Cross.’ ”

September 2017
14 Sep Cropping Up EverywhereNeighbourhood
Sydney’s flourishing community gardens, including the Bourke Street Community Garden in Woolloomooloo. The 2011 Residents Association supported the fight in 2015 to retain the Bourke Street Community Garden.

August 2017
2 Aug Moore ahead for the historic PiccoloWentworth Courier
[Shamus Moore, one of Piccolo Bar’s new owners] said “they wanted to be part of the ‘revival’ of Kings Cross as it reinvents itself following the lockout laws, adding Piccolo’s survival would contribute to a sense of community.

They hope it will be a melting pot for social activists to come together and discuss important issues in a welcoming environment without music blaring in the background.

“I think the lockouts were a result of a proliferation of bars and we need a balance with restaurants and cafes and places of refuge, so to speak, from full-on bars,” he said.

“We need that sensible approach to dining and eating out that doesn’t always have to (involve drinking).

“For shift workers, our evening is their morning so it allows them to grab a coffee and a bite to eat while staying sober.”

16 Aug Historic Piccolo Bar reopensCentral News

July 2017
7 Jul Kings Cross Hotel to remove Keep Sydney Open banner as lockout supporters complainSydney Morning Herald
22 July AirBNB: friend or foe?Sydney Morning Herald

December 2016
14 Dec Residents’ verdict on lockout law changesWentworth Courier

November 2016
9 Nov Noise, the biggest threat to urban healthAltmedia

October 2016
22 Oct Airbnb ‘party zone warnings’ – The Australian
“Fears as inquiry says bans on short-term leases should be lifted.”

20 Oct It’s not last drinks for Kings Cross, it’s regeneration at workDrinktank

September 2016
23 Sep Opposition grows to skateboard park in Rushcutters Bay ParkDaily Telegraph

August 2016
31 Aug Kings Cross: The changing face of Sydney’s once swinging red light districtABC Lateline

29 Aug Majority of voters back broader lockout laws across NSW, poll showsSydney Morning Herald
“A majority of NSW voters say the … ‘lockout’ laws in Sydney’s centre should be extended across the state and three-quarters of young people support existing laws, an exclusive Fairfax poll has found.”

28 Aug Report claims lockout’s impact exaggeratedSydney Morning Herald

May 2016
20 May Hunt for those throwing Molotov cocktails at the homeless uncovers Kings Cross drug ringSydney Morning Herald

11 May DreamGirls strip club licensee fined after dramatic raidsSydney Morning Herald

4 May Medical professionals support extension of Kings Cross lockout lawsDaily Telegraph
“The head of the emergency department at Prince of Wales Hospital has thrown his support behind a call to extend lockout laws to Coogee to reduce alcohol-related violence. St Vincent’s Hospital head of trauma asso­ciate professor Tony Grabs said there had been a 50 per cent fall in serious head injuries in the intensive care unit since the Sydney CBD lockout laws were introduced.”

March 2016
21 Mar Why all Sydneysiders should be grateful for the lockout, Sydney Morning Herald, p. 14
“Those of us concerned about public safety must defeat, by reliance upon this evidence, the barbarian barrage of highly rhetorical nonsense coming from those guided by self-interest and greed, seeking to return the streets of Sydney and Newcastle back to drunken blood baths where drinks were dear and life was cheap.” – Prof. Ross Fitzgerald

March 2016
26 Mar Lockout law winners: Kings Cross daytime economy thrivingThe Australian

February 2016
17 Feb Cross has words with Baird to keep lockoutsWentworth Courier, p. 1 and p. 4
“Helen Crossing from the 2011 Residents Association said the laws had made ‘resounding changes to the quality of life’ and this week sent a letter to the premier thanking him on their behalf.”

November 2015
20 Nov Proof transcript of Senate’s Economic Reference Committee enquiry into Personal Choice and Community Impacts
Two members of 2011RA testified before the Committee re the benefits of the lockout/last drinks laws in the Kings Cross area (see pp. 30-38)

September 2015
16 Sep Kings Cross Community Centre praisedWentworth Courier
Bouquets for the services and the “engaging, interesting” volunteers at the Kings Cross Community Centre (article, p. 8; letter, p. 39)

May 2015
12 May Cafe and restaurant owners praise Kings Cross lockouts as trade spikes on clean streetsDaily Telegraph
“Joffrey Van Asten says his patrons are at ease, more polite and in greater number in the post-lockout Kings Cross.”

April 2015
16 Apr Assaults in Kings Cross and Sydney CBD drop after year of liquor law reformsThe Guardian
A Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOSCAR) report showed “an immediate and substantial reduction in assault in Kings Cross (down 32%)”.
13 Apr Iris Capital opts for Bourbon in Kings CrossAustralian Financial Review
“The Bourbon… is likely to be converted to apartments”

January 2015
13 Jan Advocates attack plans to review Sydney lockout lawsSBS News
“Health professionals, police advocates and anti-alcohol campaigners have slammed a possible early review by the New South Wales government into its controversial lockout laws.”
12 Jan Lockout laws: early Baird review dismays one-punch victim’s family – Sydney Morning Herald

December 2014
1 Dec Lockout laws lifted for New Year’s Eve in SydneyDaily Telegraph

November 2014
3 Nov Councils to get more powers on planning mattersSydney Morning Herald

October 2014
24 Oct Bourbon Hotel and former Swans Club to be soldSydney Morning Herald

September 2014
17 Sep Kings Cross mourns its gentle Animal – SSydney Morning Herald
Animal, the biker philanthropist of Kings Cross, will be remembered for half a century of small kindnesses.
27 Sep Kings Cross: good riddance to vile squalorSydney Morning Herald

August 2014
5 Aug Residents fight Astoria HotelDaily Telegraph, p. 10
“Members of the 2011 … Residents’ Association said the hotel had been allowed to accommodate the housing commission tenants while it had a host of health and safety problems.”

June 2014
4 Jun Resident groups praise new alcohol lawsWentworth Courier
Helen Crossing said the new laws had “calming, quietening effect”. Jo Holder said “I don’t think Kings Cross has been shut down; I think Kings Cross has been rejuvenated.”
5 Jun Rushcutters Bay locals fenced in over oval concernsSydney City News
5 Jun Residential rebirthTEN Eyewitness News
“It’s been 3 months since tough new lock-out laws were introduced in and around Kings Cross and residents say their community has been reborn.”
6 Jun Kings Cross businesses say new alcohol laws are costing jobs but residents welcome peace and quietABC News
25 Jun Rushcutters Bay: Fence feud causes a great divideWentworth Courier
“Resident Dixie Coulton, a former deputy Lord Mayor, said the process had been a complete betrayal of public trust. ‘Council has the hide to call all this ‘routine maintenance’ and therefore make it DA exempt,’ Ms Coulton said.”

April 2014
9 Apr Playground opens amid controversyCentral
16 Apr Citizens Jury delivers unsurprising verdictSydney City News
“Josh Sprake, who was one of seven or eight jury members under 25, said the process was hampered by its focus on reaching consensus.

‘Owing to this handicap, the jury was unable to criticise ideas or support other initiatives that may not have been popular but would have been effective at addressing our goals,’ he told City News.”

February 2014
24 Feb Lockout laws begin aimed at reducing alcohol-related violence in Sydney’s CBD and Kings CrossABC News

December 2013

15 Dec Bada Bing stripped of all-night trading licenceDaily Telegraph

November 2013
26 Nov  Dark terror: rapist dragged victim to gloomy Potts Point lane with no CCTVDaily Telegraph 
“Helen Crossing, the convener of the 2011 Residents’ Association, said the government also needed to wind back trading hours in local bars and clubs. ‘The long trading hours that lead to excessive drinking and increased anti-social behaviour is a big issue for residents. It’s a recipe for disaster,’ she said.”

October 2013
31 Oct  No fair play at Fitzroy Gardens Sydney City News
31 Oct Inaction over CCTV protects thugsDaily Telegraph
23 Oct Sydney council approves trial closure of Bayswater RoadWentworth Courier
16 Oct Grandmothers on the streets: the hard truth of homelessnessThe Telegraph
15 Oct ID scanners to curb Kings Cross
11 Oct Pedestrians to take over Kings Cross Sydney Morning Herald
10 Oct All the tough talk will not fix the problems of Kings CrossDaily Telegraph
9 Oct Top marx to residents who club togetherWentworth Courier

September 2013
24 Sept Govt proposes strict ID laws for pubs, clubs Hospitality Magazine

March 2013
31 March Police Commissioner lays down law over drunken violence Sydney Morning Herald
31 March The price that society pays for heavy drinkers’ freedom is a crying shameSydney Morning Herald
27 March Clover’s food trucks eat into profits Daily Telegraph
25 March More saturation-style policing requiredDaily Telegraph
25 March John Ibrahim nightclub avoids bankruptcyThe Telegraph
25 March Man knocked unconscious for touching car Sydney Morning Herald
20 March Food trucks that ate Kings CrossWentworth Courier
20 March Drugs, sex and a turf war’s inglorious end Sydney Morning Herald
14 March Top Sydney cop slams grog shop numbersDaily Telegraph
6 March No one’s talking about strip club shooting in Cross Sydney Morning Herald
5 March Bang-bang at the Bada Bing – jury told of strip club shootingSydney Morning Herald
2 March Hospital slams AHA for ‘denial’ of alcohol problems Sydney Morning Herald

February 2013
16 Feb Council to make big noise to educate residentsSydney Morning Herald
15 Feb Council plans for pop-up pissoirs, drink police and culture to reclaim nightSydney Morning Herald
10 Feb Wayside sows seeds of plenty up top Sydney Morning Herald

January 2013
28 Jan Fewer youngsters now sleeping on the mean streets of Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald
18 Jan Sobering up centre trial for city’s inebriatedSydney Morning Herald

October 2012
17 Oct Council CCTV use may break privacy lawSydney Morning Herald
16 Oct Clover to turn the rock back on in Sydney  – Herald Sun
12 Oct Sydney bars banned from using liquid nitrogenSydney Morning Herald
6 Oct Bob the dog star of Kings Cross Wentworth Courier
4 Oct Kings Cross library designs finalisedAlternative Media
3 Oct 35 arrested in first round against alcohol related violenceWentworth Courier
2 Oct Police investigate death of Potts Point man in fireWentworth Courier

September 2012
30 Sept NSW police nab 35 in booze
29 Sept Kings Cross small bars swept up in blanket bans – Sydney Morning Herald
28 Sept New Kings Cross exit strategy for revellersABC online
28 Sept Sugarmills new rooftop bar to open despite protestsWentworth Courier
28 Sept Prepaid taxi trial set for Kings Cross – Wentworth Courier
25 Sept Police stay silent National Indigenous News
25 Sept Woman bit off boyfriend’s tongue after night in Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald
22 Sept Kings Cross ban sparks legal threatSydney Morning Herald
21 Sept Privacy problems plague Kings Cross ID scanning – Government News
19 Sept Tough new plan to curb Kings Cross alcohol-fuelled violenceWentworth Courier
19 Sept Lockouts on the table but not in Kings Cross planSky News
19 Sept Doors shut on Kings Cross lockouts despite pleasDaily Telegraph
18 Sept Kings Cross blitz to include ID scanners and drug dogsIn the mix
18 Sept Sniffer dogs and ID scanners for Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald
17 Sept Man stabbed in Kings Cross Sydney Morning Herald
17 Sept  Dogs of War burn the CrossSydney Morning Herald
16 Sept Real heroes walk away: join the campaign against street violenceCourier Mail
13 Sept Kings Cross hotel challenge knocked backWentworth Courier
8 Sept Experts agree on a 10 point plan for Kings CrossWentworth Courier
5 Sept City of Sydney Council elections: alcohol policiesStreet Corner
4 Sept CCTV images of men wanted in Kings Cross fireWentworth Courier
4 Sept Workers call for more cops in Kings Cross Herald Sun
4 Sept Where all Sydney parties standInner West Courier
3 Sept Indian restaurant fined when dead rat foundHerald Sun

August 2012
31 August NSW ordered to release Kings Cross dataDaily Telegraph
31 August Kings Cross pubs fight trading hour restrictionsHerald Sun
30 August Supporters of Clover Moore and Alan Jones clashDaily Telegraph
30 August NSW people support more action on alcoholPerth News
30 August Kings Cross Hotel to fight licensing restrictionsAustralian Hospitality Magazine
29 August Clubs offer to fund extra cops in Kings CrossHerald Sun
27 AugustKings Cross’ night of shameDaily Telegraph
27 August The real underbelly: Tales from Sydney’s frontlineDaily Telegraph
25 August Breaking booze culture with sweeping reforms –
24 August Sydney Lord Mayoral candidates go head to headWentworth Courier
24 August Manly…a long way from Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald
23 August NSW govt reviews Kings Cross teen unitHerald Sun
17 August Turnbull welcomes plans to fix Kings Cross Sydney Morning Herald
17 August Alcohol in Cross-hairs but premier gun shyBrisbane Times
16 August Kings Cross patrons unconvinced by crackdownABC Online
16 August Division over changes to Fitzroy GardensCity News
16 August Kings Cross owners plan crisis talksSydney Morning Herald
16 August Venues flouting rule on service of alcoholSydney Morning Herald
16 August Calling time on Kings Cross grog cultureHerald Sun
16 August Snappy scenes in the GardensSydney Morning Herald
15 August Marshals to monitor all licenced premises in Kings Cross after 11pmHerald Sun
15 August Fitzroy Gardens turns into election battlegroundWentworth Courier
15 August Drinks ban imposed on Kings Cross club zoneThe Australian
15 August Kings Cross gets new booze and glass bansDaily Telegraph
7 August Man suffers bleeding brain after Kings Cross attackWentworth Courier
6 August Police chief backs Kings Cross curfewABC Online
6 August Lockouts prove key to curbing
2 August Sydney an angry city, Kings Cross forum toldWentworth Courier
2 August Breaking the booze industry’s gripThe Economist
2 August Kings Cross pubs put on noticeCourier Mail
2 August Kings Cross gets its landmark backAlternative Media
2 August Ask the Kings Cross drunksSame Same
1 August Peace patrols in Kings Cross Daily Telegraph
1 August Alcohol-linked hospital visits decreased in Cross after Kelly deathSydney Morning Herald

July 2012
29 July Liquor laws losing fight in Kings CrossHerald Sun
27 July The blame game: what’s next for Kings CrossIn the Mix
27 July Two men charged over Kings Cross assaultHerald Sun
26 July How hospitals are cleaning up a bloody violent
25 July Phase one of Kings Cross audit doneNinemsn
25 July Cheers for abstinence advice, but it is not workingSydney Morning Herald
24 July Kings Cross to follow Valley’s leadBrisbane Times
24 July CCTV vans ‘could help solve Kings Cross violence’Ninemsn
23 July Venues visited in Kings Cross licence crackdownABC News
22 July Blood on streets after another violent night in Kings CrossDaily Telegraph
22 July Be safe, Kings Cross partygoers toldHerald Sun
21 July Souris warns Kings Cross venues may face consequencesSydney Morning Herald
21 July Sense not sobriety should be crux of debateSydney Morning Herald
21 July Streets get tough, laws get tougherSydney Morning Herald
21 July Lessons from Kings CrossNewcastle Herald
20 July No Cross revolution while politicians under influenceBrisbane Times
20 July Sydney’s fright lifeSydney Morning Herald
19 July Assault spree led to Kelly murder arrestHerald Sun
18 July Unhappy residents call for lockoutsDaily Telegraph
18 July Too many liquor outlets, too much drunken violenceThe Drum
18 July Kings X audited in regulator crackdown – ABC News
18 July Souris does a u-turn on Kings Cross forumSBS
18 July Small bars hit back at rebuke by ministerSydney Morning Herald
18 July Sydney discusses alcohol fueled violenceThe Australian
18 July Booze driving Kings Cross violence, cops tell forumABC News
18 July Police, nurses enter Kings Cross debateHerald Sun
17 July Clean up Kings CrossWentworth Courier
17 July Action on Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald
17 July Kings Cross clubs to be auditedBusiness Spectator
17 July Sydney small bars under the spotlightSydney Morning Herald
17 July Lollipops, slow music to calm the Cross  – Daily Telegraph
16 July What does a night in Kings Cross look like?ABC Online
15 July Friday night fights as Kings Cross returns to normalDaily Telegraph
15 July – Real crime in Kings Cross is police inaction Sunday Telegraph
14 July Chilling allure of city’s underbellySydney Morning Herald
14 July Turnbull weighs in on Cross strife  – The Australian
14 July Crossing the line into the danger zoneTelegraph
14 July Why people are drawn to Sydney’s dark heart Daily Telegraph
14 July The Queen of grog: Keating lashes MooreSydney Morning Herald
14 July Be safe, Kings Cross partygoers toldHerald Sun
14 July Kings Cross bars escape the ‘three strikes’ ruleSydney Morning Herald
13 July Top cop’s grim warning for Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald
13 July King-hit death sparks Kings Cross clean up planABC
13 July Mayor, pubs differ on how to stop violenceSydney Morning Herald
13 July Kings Cross venues refute Mayor’s blameThe Music
13 July Man arrested after glassing in Kings CrossWentworth Courier
13 July Going out to Kings Cross tonight? Here’s what you can expectSydney Morning Herald
13 July Teens still flocking to Kings Cross days after brutal attackDaily Telegraph
12 July Enough is enough with Kings Cross lawlessnessSydney Morning Herald
12 July Kings Cross landmarks on the road to recovery Alternative Media
12 July Time to end the violenceSydney Morning Herald
11 July How to stop the violence in Kings Cross?ABC
11 July Cross marks the spot where violence is all too commonSydney Morning Herald
10 July Man dies after being king hit in Kings CrossWentworth Courier
10 July Sydney lawyer warns Kings Cross too dangerous for teensABC
9 July Kings Cross police investigate unprovoked assault Wentworth Courier
2 July Kings Cross joyrider sentenced Daily Telegraph

June 2012
30 June Council tackles 3am taxi droughtSydney Morning Herald
28 June Hectic night for police in the Cross – Daily Telegraph
28 June Armed men rob Potts Point hotel Wentworth Courier
23 June Police officer charged after allegedly buying drugs in Potts PointWentworth Courier
23 June The hottest old spot in the Cross: Mandy SayerWentworth Courier
22 June Kings Cross residents fight to keep Kings Cross outWentworth Courier
21 June Booze ban for city streetsWentworth Courier
21 June Liquor license freeze extendedSydney Morning Herald
18 June Bikies assaulted police, magistrate toldDaily Telegraph
15 June Teenage street gangs running wildDaily Telegraph
14 June Plan to turn city into a creature of the nightSydney Morning Herald
7 June Man found with $38K work of cocaine in WoolloomoolooWentworth Courier
7 June Top cop urges change to Kings Cross liquor licensesABC
6 June Police see if bikie law can stop parlourSydney Morning Herald
6 June Kings Cross tattoo parlour owner denies security riskWentworth Courier
5 June Kings Cross ink stink  – Sydney Morning Herald
4 May Bat eviction starts tonightWentworth Courier
1 June Kings Cross running brawlHerald Sun
1 June Mass brawl erupts erupts in Kings CrossDaily Telegraph

May 2012
31 May Australian defence personnel in violent Kings Cross brawlWentworth Courier
30 May John Ibrahim parlour protest file lostDaily Telegraph
24 May Doco on Kings Cross injection centre wins awardCentral
24 May Man’s tongue bitten off in Kings Cross rowDaily Telegraph
20 May John Ibrahim’s bazooka-proof tattoo parlour Sydney Morning Herald
19 May Heart of the Nation: Kings Cross 2011The Australian
17 May Gang members arrested over Woolloomooloo machete attachWentworth Courier
21 May Security officer charged over Kings Cross nightclub assaultWentworth Courier
19 May No falling by the wayside for this revamped institutionSydney Morning Herald
18 May Good ideas needed for Kings Cross late night tradingWentworth Courier
16 May Kings Cross blitz backfires on copsDaily Telegraph
6 May Outlaw bikies make stand at Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald
5 May Businesses to have say on Kings CrossWentworth Courier
2 May No Kings Cross shooting probe by police watchdogABC News
1 May New health clinic serves Kings Cross Central

April 2012
28 April Shots another chapter in city’s neon dreamsSydney Morning Herald
27 April Image at Cross purposes – smoke does not always mean fireSydney Morning Herald
26 April Will increased CCTV save Kings Cross?City News
25 April We need to talk about Kings CrossWentworth Courier editorial
25 April Manly now the role model of reinvention for Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald
25 April Police on high alert before shots fired Sydney Morning Herald
25 April Five ideas for a safe Kings CrossWentworth Courier
24 April Kings Cross a war zone, says Turnbull – ABC News
23 April We don’t shoot at tyres: police call for calmSydney Morning Herald
23 April Kings Cross shooting: how the drama unfoldedHerald Sun
23 April Witnesses film police after shootingSydney Morning Herald video
22 April Man in court over Kings Cross shootingSydney Morning Herald
21 April Police defend shooting teenagers in Kings Cross mayhemThe Australian
21 April Police shoot two teens in Kings CrossSBS News
21 April Bikers banned from wearing colours in Kings CrossABC
21 April Getting on with the village people – Wentworth Courier
12 April Arrests made following Kings Cross bikie brawl – Wentworth Courier
12 April Alleged bikie charged over Bada Bing shootingWentworth Courier
12 April Woman suffers broken leg in Potts Point assault – Wentworth Courier
9 April Sydney council to listen to noisy venuesWentworth Courier
9 April Man shot in Sydney strip clubABC News
9 April Strip club shooting prompts gangland crime fears Telegraph
8 April New drinking limits put on bottle shops and drinking venuesSunday Telegraph
5 April Clover Moore disappointed by ban on cruise linersWentworth Courier
1 April The red light goes outSydney Morning Herald

March 2012
31 March Newsmaker: green bans Sydney Morning Herald
31 March Postcode 2011: Elizabeth Bay Sydney Morning Herald
30 March Cruise ships to be turned away from Garden Island baseSydney Morning Herald
23 March Street artists splash colour on Kings Cross billboardWentworth Courier
21 March Tagged cockies get their own Facebook pageSydney Morning Herald
19 March Woolloomooloo man charged over samurai sword threatWentworth Courier
6 March Navy to raise its berthing feesDaily Telegraph
13 March  CCTV increases in Kings CrossWentworth Courier
12 March Complaints leave a bitter taste in alfreso feudSydney Morning Herald
12 March More eyes on the beat as CCTV increases in Kings CrossWentworth Courier
20 March Cross dressed and casualWentworth Courier

February 2012
23 Feb Kings Cross CCTV absolves suspect Sydney Morning Herald
15 Feb A not-so-warm welcome for Queen Mary II touristsWentworth Courier
13 Feb Police on bikie war watch in the CrossSydney Morning Herald
10 Feb  Crackdown on cars as residents are left exhaustedSydney Morning Herald
10 Feb Forty year old charged over Kings Cross stabbingWentworth Courier
10 Feb Stabbed in the face after Kings Cross brawlSydney Morning Herald
9 Feb Residents disturbed by Kings Cross bikie brawl White Trash Networks
9 Feb Bar brawl on Darlinghurst Rd Potts PointDaily Telegraph
8 Feb 311 service below par Wentworth Courier
6 Feb Hells Angels bikies arrested over Kings Cross brawlWentworth Courier

January 2012
31 Jan Lost shirt row: man hurt after Kings Cross fightSydney Morning Herald
20 Jan Family turns Kings Cross landmark into fountain of youthSydney Morning Herald
17 Jan Gang associates arrested over Kings Cross drug supplyWentworth Courier
11 Jan Premises need more patrolsWentworth Courier
8 Jan Underage drinking catches up with Kings Cross bar ownerDaily Telegraph

December 2011
23 Dec Kings Cross backpackers van market takes off Wentworth Courier
19 Dec Kings Cross bouncer arrested over fightDaily Telegraph
15 Dec Foodie fight – is Kings Cross a culinary destination? Wentworth Courier
13 Dec Say hi to binzillaWentworth Courier
11 Dec Locals don’t want cruise liners at Garden Island Wentworth Courier
1 Dec Violent venues list: do figures reflect reality?Wentworth Courier

November 2011
20 Nov Police make call for pub lockoutsTelegraph
20 Nov Kings Cross to get its first electric car chargerWentworth Courier
17 Nov Kings Cross residents call for more complianceWentworth Courier
16 Nov Our drinking problem – letter from Danielle EcuyerWentworth Courier
16 Nov Surgery required – letter from Rebecca WrightWentworth Courier
9 Nov Compliance failure – letter from Carole FerrierWentworth Courier
9 Nov Incident laundering – letter from Jo HolderWentworth Courier
8 Nov Kings Cross private security crossed off Central
4 Nov Private security sent back to the barracksDaily Telegraph
4 Nov Passion and violence: the birth of Kings Cross – SMH
2 Nov Leave the doof at home, drivers – Wentworth Courier
2 Nov Have your say – letter from Suzie Matthews, Manager Late Night Economy, City of SydneyWentworth Courier
2 Nov Who’ll fix the Cross?  – letter from P. McGrathWentworth Courier

October 2011.
31 October Police back Kings Cross guardsSydney Morning Herald
26 October Cross mayhem – letter from Carole FerrierWentworth Courier
26 October Take me home driver:  Kings Cross shuttleWentworth Courier
20 October The end of Potts Point van campCity News
19 October  Victor Victoria StreetWentworth Courier
19 October A night in the Cross – letter from P. McGrathWentworth Courtier
19 October Waiting with interest – letter from Lucas CrabtreeWentworth Courier
7 October Kings Cross nightclub attackSydney Morning Herald
13 October Trading places will be harder for backpackersSydney Morning Herald
6 October Potts Point cockatoos put on hit list City News
6 October ‘Tis the season for pissoirsCity News
3 October Man critical after assault at Potts PointWentworth Courier
1 October The tough business of cleaning up security Sydney Morning Herald

September 2011
29 September Bill gives councils power to tow backpacker vans from Potts Point Wentworth Courier
21 September Letter from Jo Holder ‘Process Questioned’ in reply to Suzie Matthews about CoS compliance officers Wentworth Courier
21 September Letter from P McGrath ‘Numbers Needed’ in reply to Suzie Matthews about CoS compliance officers – Wentworth Courier
21 September Club’s dark past not reported to council Wentworth Courier
12 September Who’s to blame for alcohol fueled violence?Channel 10 Soapbox
8 September 2011: The year and postcode for Crabtree City News
8 September Kings Cross locals say no to restaurantCity News
7 September Letter from Lucas Crabtree  – Wentworth Courier
2 September Beak hour traffic destroying heritage buildings –  Sydney Morning Herald
1 September A car market on the way but residents want laws changed too City News

August 2011
16 August Council to decide on Elizabeth Bay marinaWentworth Courier
3 August Bold approach to homelessness  – Sydney Morning Herald
2 August Not a fair cop for Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald editorial (scroll down)
2 August Policing Kings Cross goes privateKings Cross Times blog
1 August Kings of the Cross take matters into own hands  – Sydney Morning Herald

July 2011
31 July Confusion over Elizabeth Bay marinaWentworth Courier

June 2011
2nd June Cross at lack of toilets in Kings Cross Wentworth Courier

April 2011
20 April Clean up Kings CrossWentworth Courier

March 2011
20 March Kings Cross security service: quick reaction team or overreactive force?Wentworth Courier
December 2010
3o December New culprits in Kings Cross are musicians and oestrogenSydney Morning Herald

November 2010
18 November Protesters block demolition at Rushcutters BayWentworth Courier
5 November – Council’s plans to rip heart out of Kings Cross Sydney Morning Herald

April 2010
21 April Wobbly underbelly hides criminal truthSydney Morning Herald

January 2010
14 January Street protest tonight over Kings Cross bouncersSydney Morning Herald

July 2009
24 July Anger over bus loop cut – Wentworth Courier
20 July Green light for garden in the ‘looWentworth Courier
15 July Small bars frozen outWentworth Courier
15 July Elizabeth Bay loop cut in ‘efficiency’ driveCentral Courier
11 July Letter to the Editor from the 2011 Residents Association responding to the letter from the Potts Point and Kings Cross Business Partnership – Sydney Morning Herald
10 July Letter to the Editor from the Potts Point and Kings Cross District Partnership regarding opposition to the use by the Sugarmill Hotel of Springfield Mall for outdoor seating – Sydney Morning Herald
10 July Tougher rules placed on violent hotelsWentworth Courier
3 July Meter readers: More power to the consumerWentworth Courier

June 2009
25 June Running dry: Rees to freeze liquor licencesSydney Morning Herald
4 June Council apologises for art removalCity News

May 2009
21 May 311 Protest goes to ParliamentCity News
21 May Council destroys more public artCity News
19 May 311 protesters march on parliamentCentral Courier
15 May Photos at the Rally at Parliament House 13 May 2009Wentworth Courier
15 May 311 bus supporters take their protest to Macquarie StreetWentworth Courier
12 May Density of licensed premises relates to alcohol-fuelled violence: Sydney Council studyCentral Courier
9 May Cross off the drugs, into binge drinkingSydney Morning Herald (Malcolm Knox)
5 May Late-night crime spots deplete police elsewhereSydney Morning Herald (Paul Bibby)

Apr 2009
29 Apr Elizabeth Bay residents ‘kidnap’ 311 bus in protest against route cutWentworth Courier
22 Apr 311 Bus is our lifeline, say Elizabeth Bay residentsWentworth Courier
18 Apr Councils put on noticeWentworth Courier
16 Apr Two Kings Cross writers shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary AwardWentworth Courier
8 Apr Sunrise bus protestWentworth Courier

Mar 2009
22 Mar Security bounced from Cross clubsSydney Morning Herald
5 Mar Big buses to bypass BayCity News
5 Mar Fitzroy Fig can rest in peaceCity News
5 Mar Woolloomooloo revs-up over car hoonsCity News
4 Mar Elizabeth Bay bus route trimmedWentworth Courier
3 Mar 311 bus routed out of Elizabeth BayCentral Courier

Feb 2009
22 Feb Lord Mayor plans 2am drinking curfewSunday Telegraph
21 Feb We’re driving down pub violence: ReesAAP with LiveNews
21 Feb Revealed: the violent truth about our pubsSydney Morning Herald – details from the database the NSW government used to link violence to licensed premises
11 Feb Get off the grass – letter to the Editor – City News

Jan 2009
19 Jan New places, some old faces for the CrossSydney Morning Herald – who owns what in Kings Cross
19 Jan – Interactive map showing who owns what in Kings CrossSydney Morning Herald
19 Jan Heiress’s playground offers more cheek on the stripSydney Morning Herald – about the Piano Room and Trademark Hotel’s DA for a 5 year trial of extended trading hours
10 Jan Beer barn fears over plan for German restaurantSydney Morning Herald – about the proposed 300 patron German-themed restaurant underneath the Elan Building

Dec 2008
4 Dec More to do on busesWentworth Courier – letter to the editor re: the review of the 311 bus and buses traversing Woolloomooloo
4 Dec Letter to the editor on the review of the 311 busCity News, p. 9

Nov 2008
27 Nov Beare Park still woofyCity News, p. 3 – about the overflow of sewage into Sydney Harbour when there is a great deal of rainfall
21 Nov Sydney Harbour’s sewage problemWentworth Courier – about the overflow of sewage into Sydney Harbour

Sep 2008
10 Sep Anger over bus planWentworth Courier – letter to the editor re: 2011RA public meeting on the future of the 311 bus
3 Sep Anger mounting over 311 planCourier newspapers

May 2008
3 May More detail wanted on inner-city cyclewaysCity News, p. 10

Apr 2008
19 April Reg Murphy Centre given second chanceCity News. p. 4
5 April Vandals smashing spree reinforces concernsCity News, p. 4

Mar 2008
22 March Message delivered loud and clear to CouncilCity News, p. 3
1 March Backlash to City East community centre reviewCity News, p. 3

Feb 2008
23 Feb Community unites to save Reg Murphy CentreCity News, p. 4

May 2007
29 May Two shabby terraces and a Kings Cross revolution – Letter to the Editor, Sydney Morning Herald