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The Sober Sydney Truth

WAtoday is an online newspaper covering Perth and Western Australia.

In a Mar. 5, 2023, article on the nighttime economy, WAtoday leads off with, “A major business lobby group says Sydney’s nightlife is a monoculture with few options that do not involve food and alcohol.”

In its ten-point plan to improve women’s engagement in Sydney’s nighttime economy (PDF link below), Business Sydney (formerly the Sydney Business Chamber) and the consultancy Urbis wrote, “Women and the wider community need more options than simply food and alcohol.”

And yet, current nighttime advocates in Sydney respond that there are plenty of non-drinking and non-eating activities in Sydney.

A major event producer also states that his sober festival is on hold until it can find sponsors that want to fund it.

Sounds like an opportunity for Business Sydney to put its money where they don’t want your mouth to be.

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