The NSW Coalition government responded to issues of alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour with a heavy handed law and order approach, which was supported by the Labour opposition.
The Greens were the only party in the NSW Parliament to oppose the CBD and Kings Cross lockouts - because like so many, we believe that a safe, vibrant, open, 24-hour Sydney is possible.
If you shut down the city and stop people going out - it will also stop the violence. But this isn't the only way.
The lockouts were put in place without community consultation and without proper investigation into other innovative, integrated policies that could keep our city vibrant and open while also making our streets safer.
They have come at a huge cost to our personal freedom, our nightlife culture, the night-time economy and our creative communities.
Once it's signed, please return it to the my office at 383 King St, Newtown 2042. When we have 10,000 signatures on the petition we get the chance to have a debate on the lockouts in Parliament.
We shouldn’t all be locked out of our city because of the bad behaviour of a very small number of people.