The NSW Government are targeting disco balls now

Today the fate of NSW for the next few years rests in the hands of residents as the state election polls are officially open.

And, if you’re looking for an example of the NSW Government’s increasingly ridiculous venue and licensing laws, look no further than the situation currently transpiring between the government and Surry Hills bar Goros.

NSW election gladys berejiklian
Photo: Jessica Hromasction

Who’d have thought mirror balls would be a government issue? Well, the NSW government are now cracking down on venues hanging 70s decor.

We wish this was satire, but it’s 100% legit. Surry Hills Japanese themed bar and local favourite Goros is under attack by the NSW government for opting to hang a mirror ball.

Supposedly the venue’s choice of decor constitutes a change in licence type as it infers dancing is taking place. Goros management are currently protesting this regulation by hanging it anyway.

This is just the latest (yet potentially strangest) in a long line of regulations condemned for their impact on Sydney nightlife. Last night, local venues stopped alcohol service at 6pm to educate their Friday night communities about different parties’ policies around Sydney’s nightlife.

Make sure to get yourself to a polling station today to get your say in, as ultimately the biggest change we can make is voting. If you can’t make it in person, don’t stress, you can vote on the phone, and Sydney’s Town Hall is also a great facility if you can’t make it to your local polling booth today.