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Mixed reaction as government moves to end lockouts at Newcastle pubs, clubs

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated March 31 2021 - 2:18pm, first published 10:30am
OPENING UP: Customer Service Minister Victor Dominello announces the trial in Newcastle on Wednesday. Picture: Simon McCarthy

The NSW government has announced an end to pub and club lockouts in inner-city Newcastle under a 12-month trial to start in the middle of this year.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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