Where the bloody hell are you? The Feed locked 50 people in a pub for the ultimate debate on Australia’s lockout laws. Watch what went down.
By
Nick Hayden, Lanneke Hargreaves, Alex de Jong, Scott Mitchell, Presented by
Marc Fennell

16 Mar 2016 - 8:28 AM  UPDATED 1 Apr 2016 - 10:26 AM

Are the lockout laws working?

Are we saving lives but sacrificing jobs?

Can Sydney be a vibrant international tourist destination if our streets aren't safe?

Are we all being made to pay for a few people's mistakes?

 

Last month thousands took to the streets to protest against the lockout laws, while a Facebook post on the subject by State Premier Mike Baird drew over 15,000 heated responses.

Now, with Queensland about to adopt similar legislation, the controversy is bound to spread even further.

For the first time, Marc Fennell leads a panel bringing the key players of this contentious issue. Doctors, protestors, politicans, and local residents will hammer out the issues face to face in front of an audience at a Kings Cross pub.

THE BEST COMMENTS FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
Lockout laws: your say
The Feed asked advocates and oponents of lockout laws to meet for the first time to debate. These were some of the best responses on Facebook and twitter.

On the panel:

Tyson Koh, the rally organiser of Keep Sydney Open

Tony Grabs, a surgeon at King' Cross' closest hospital, St Vincents

Senator David Leyonhjelm, NSW Senator for the Liberal Democratic Party

Anthony Lynham, Queensland Minister for State Development and facial reconstructive surgeon

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'It is not a youth problem, it is a drinking culture problem': Daniel Christie's father on the lockout laws
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The 24/7 city, creativity and the lockout laws
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