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​Kings Cross ID scanner review

In September 2016 a review of ID scanners in high-risk Kings Cross venues was released by the Government.  ​

On 8 December 2016 in response to the Independent Liquor Law Review, the NSW Government announced changes to liquor laws, including the retention of mandatory ID scanners in Kings Cross. Read more about the decision here. ​

Background to the review

Interested stakeholders were invited to lodge a public submission on the impact of ID scanners in high risk Kings Cross venues. 

We sought feedback on:

  • positive and/or negative impacts of the ID scanners;
  • effectiveness of the ID scanners;
  • operational and privacy requirements for the ID scanning system;​
  • any technical issues experienced; and
  • future policy directions in relation to ID scanners within the precinct.

The following submissions were received: