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2am Curfew Campaign

Latest... (25/11/08)

The lockout has been abandoned, but Brumby is still trying to give Liquor Licensing powers to enforce curfews. Info.

Recent... (5/9/08)

The trial is officially over - a dismal failure. No lockouts for now, but the review is underway. Info.

Recent... (22/8/08)

Now they're considering a 3am lockout instead. Info.

Recent... (5/8/08)

Today, the highly confused, panicked or just plain stupid Brumby Government is considering a 3am lockout instead. See the H.S. article here and maybe write a letter to the MPs using THE SYSTEM BELOW.

Recent... (4/8/08)

Good news folks. Dictator Brumby has been defeated. The 2am lockout has been abandoned. It will end next month. Thanks and well done to everyone involved in the campaign - you guys, the Greens and Liberals. Special congratulations to Andrew Ranger, Cameron Hill, David Butten and Carlo Colosimo for their work.

Don't think we'll forget this Mr Brumby! You owe Melbourne's clubbers, especially those assaulted due to your policy, a big apology.

If you want more info on the lockout ending, take a look at this article in the Herald Sun.

Older News...

This page has been thrown together because time is of the essence. We'll pretty it up later, but it works.

The campaign needs to continue, even though there's virtually no lockout now because VCAT has exempted over 100 venues (we struggle to name 100 venues in the lockout areas). The campaign has to continue so the Government doesn't try to reinstate the lockout as they've suggested.

Public opinion is definitely turning against the 2am lockout, and we want that shift to continue.

We'd prefer you to write to the papers now instead of MPs, to continue to convince the public, but its your call...

Background Info:

Information about the curfew part 5 - part 4 - part 3 - part 2 - part 1
Media releases from the industry: 2am Curfew a Major Embarrassment, Flawed Lockout Plan Under Attack, Curfews will fuel Problem Gambling

Bumper stickers:

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Print them out. Stick them inside your back window (Max Moose takes no responsibility if the ink runs). Give the spare one to a friend, colleague, relative, etc...
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There's a petition available here. Ignore the return date. Just get some signatures together and send it in.

Letter Campaign:

Its up to you. Do as many of the following as you like.
1. Write to your local paper (most important now)
2. Write specifically to your MP (important) (Lower House Members List / Upper House Members List)
3. Write to all MPs about the trouble on the first weekend

Letters to local papers

Things to consider:

1. Ultimately all that matters is that you write something (so ignore these suggestions if they bug you).
2. Whatever you write needs to convince people (like your parents) that a lockout is dangerous, not going to work, poor policy, or whatever else you believe.
3. Short, sharp letters are far more likely to be published and read.
4. You need to include your name and address, and preferably a contact number.
Airport West Advocate
Albion Star
Altona Star
Altona-Laverton Mail
Ardeer Star
Bayside Leader
Belgrave Mail
Berwick & District Journal
Berwick Gazette
Berwick Leader
Berwick News
Braybrook Star
Brimbank Leader
Bundoora Star
Caroline Springs Star
Caulfield Glen Eira/Port Phillip Leader
Chelsea, Mordialloc Mentone Independent
City Weekly
Craigieburn Star
Cranbourne Journal
Cranbourne Leader
Cranbourne News
Dandenong Journal
Dandenong Star
Deer Park Star
Diamond Valley Leader
Emerald Hill Weekly
Epping Star
Ferntree Gully Mail
Footscray Star
Frankston Independent
Frankston Standard
Free Press Leader (Boronia)
Geelong Independent
Hastings Independent
Hastings Leader
Heidelberg & Diamond Valley Weekly
Heidelberg Leader
Hobsons Bay Leader
Hoppers Crossing Star
Hume Leader
Hume Star
Hume Weekly
Keilor Star
Kilmore Star
Knox Journal
Knox Leader
Lalor Star
Laverton Star
Lilydale & Yarra Valley Leader
Macedon Ranges Telegraph
Manningham Leader
Maribyrnong Leader
Maroondah Journal
Maroondah Leader
Melbourne Leader
Melbourne Times
Melbourne Weekly Bayside
Melbourne Weekly Eastern
Melbourne Weekly Magazine
Melton Express Telegraph
Melton Leader
Mill Park Star
Monash Journal
Moonee Valley Community News
Moonee Valley Leader
Moorabbin Glen Eira/Moorabbin Kingston Leader
Moorabool Express Telegraph
Moorabool Leader
Mordialloc Chelsea Leader
Moreland Community News
Moreland Leader
Mornington & Southern Peninsula Mail
Mornington Peninsula Leader
Mountain Views Mail
Noble Park Star
Northcote Leader
Northwest Advocate
Oakleigh Monash Leader
Pakenham Cardinia Leader
Pakenham Gazette
Pakenham Journal
Pakenham News
Point Cook Banner
Preston Leader
Progress Leader (Glen Iris)
Ranges Trader Mail
Roxburgh Park Star
South Morang Star
Springvale Dandenong Leader
Springvale Star
St Albans Star
Stonnington Leader
Sunbury Telegraph
Sunbury/Macedon Ranges Leader
Sunshine Star
Sydenham Star
Taylors Lakes Star
Thomastown Star
Upper Yarra Mail
Wallan Star
Waverley Leader
Werribee Banner
Werribee Star
Whitehorse Leader
Whittlesea Leader
Whittlesea Star
Whittlesea Weekly
Williamstown Advertiser
Williamstown Star
Wyndham Leader
Yarra Ranges Journal
Yarraville Star

Letters to all metro MPs

We've shut the auto-mailer system down for the time being so it doesn't get abused.
Labor Metro MPs:
Liberal Metro MPs:
Green Metro MPs: