Of parties and protests – On February 21, Sydney residents organized a Keep Sydney Open demonstration. The NSW State Government imposed a range of restrictions on inner city venues, including a 1:30 a.m. lockout, in 2014.
Fun outlawed in Sydney? So say critics. – Many believe the "lockout laws" have had a negative effect on Sydney's late night culture. Organizers said as many as 15,000 people took part in scattered February 21 demonstrations.
Seeking solutions – Part of Keep Sydney Open, Tyson Koh has said, "What happens at night is crucial to the city's identity, and they've created a big void in our identity."
Mmm, pass. For now ... – Not all sense of fun has been lost.
Longing for action – The lockout laws are currently under independent, government-commissioned review, with findings due later this year.
Daze of yore – This was the hard-drinking scene at Sydney's Bondi Beach the day after Christmas in 1995. Things are quieter now.
Rave on ... or is it? – This guy was part of a flash rave (remember those?) on Sydney's Town Hall steps back in 2007.