Okay, so, apart from the lockout laws stopping Sydney citizens from attending late-night venues after 1:30am, stopping them buying booze from a bottlo after 10pm, and ruining the livelihood of small businesses all over the city, it’s also stopped punters from being able to buy a kebab on their way home from a night out.
The kebab lockout (which is such a ridiculous phrase, isn’t it?) says that dining/takeout venues in new party district Newtown cannot be open past midnight. So, in the areas that lockouts don’t exist and people can drink booze until the wee hours of the morning, limiting people’s access to food seems completely sensical, right?!
Premier Mike Baird‘s been in Israel this past week and a bit, and posted this video to his page of ‘the highlight of his trip’ – eating a chicken shawarma, which he refers to as a kebab:
So good to be home after a busy week. But I’m still reminiscing about my culinary highlight of the trip. If Bethlehem were ever to become famous for a second thing… It should probably be this chicken kebab.
Posted by Mike Baird on Sunday, 10 April 2016
Aaaaaaand understandably, people aren’t so happy in the comments.
The kebab law protestors were obviously joined on this thread by some of the members of one of Australia‘s greatest Facebook groups, the notorious ‘Halal Snack Pack Appreciation Society‘:
~ HSP 4 EVA. KEBAB LAWS NEVER. ~
Source: Facebook / Mike Baird.
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