By James Atkinson
The New South Wales Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority yesterday issued 12-month banning orders to two troublemakers prohibiting them from entering “high risk” venues in Kings Cross.
The banning orders were issued under Section 116AE(1) of the Liquor Act 2007 to a 43-year-old man from Double Bay and a 34-year-old man from Lakemba.
One of the men was convicted of assaults causing grievous bodily harm and in part those offences were committed in response to being refused entry by a licensee. The offences carry a maximum penalty of 14 years. The other was charged with affray which has a maximum penalty of 10 years jail.
Maximum court imposed penalties of $5,500 or an on-the-spot fine of $2,200 apply where a person who is subject to a long-term banning order enters or attempts to enter any high risk venue during the banning period.
The 35 venues which have been identified as high-risk are:
Bada Bing Night Spot, Beachhaus, Barrio Chino, Candy's Nightclub, Club 21, Crane Bar Restaurant Pty Ltd, Dancers Cabaret, Disco Nightclub Pty Ltd, Dreamgirls, First Empire Hotel, Hampton Court Hotel, Hugo's Lounge, Iguana Bar & Restaurant, le panic, Mansions Hotel, Moulin Rouge, O Nightclub, O'Malleys Hotel, Piccadilly Hotel, Sapphire Lounge, Showgirls, Sugarmill Hotel, Suite 17, The Backroom, The Bank Hotel Sydney, The Bourbon, The Crest Hotel, The Kings Cross Hotel, The Lincoln Bar, The Palladium Restaurant, The Village Potts Point Pty Ltd, The World Bar, Trademark Hotel, Tunnel Nightclub and Vegas Hotel.