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SYDNEY, April 1 AAP - Pub and club lock-outs aimed at curbing alcohol-related crime should be rolled out across NSW, an anti-violence coalition says.
It comes as new data shows crime rates in Kings Cross have plummeted since the tough laws were introduced.
Since the 1.30am lockout laws were brought in more than 12 months ago, sexual assaults in Kings Cross have dropped 20 per cent, with assaults causing grievous bodily harm and those causing actual bodily harm also falling dramatically, NewsCorp Australia reports.
Robbery numbers have also dropped, falling 57 per cent, leaving police with more time to clamp down on illegal prostitution in the notorious nightlife precinct.
Last Drinks, a campaign by emergency services workers, said on Wednesday the data was proof the lock-out laws should be extended across the state.
"Twelve months on and we're really seeing the positive impact these modest restrictions are having on the greater Sydney CBD," Health Services Union NSW Secretary Gerard Hayes said in a statement.
"There's no reason why other communities shouldn't also enjoy a similar decrease in late-night assault rates.
"Emergency service workers have known for quite some time that the trading-hours restrictions are working to reduce the number of violent late night assaults in Kings Cross and the surrounds and these latest statistics confirm that."
Kings Cross Police Superintendent, Michael Fitzgerald, said on Wednesday all crime categories were down in the area since the laws were brought in.

By Lauren Farrow
SYDNEY, March 30 AAP - A judge has highlighted the horrific impact of ice in sentencing an addict who stabbed his dealer to death and dumped her body in a car boot.
Colin Maxwell Farrow claims the only memory he had of killing Linda Stevens on April 11, 2013 was seeing himself in a mirror soaked in blood.
The 41-year-old regularly went to Ms Stevens' home in Wollongong to buy drugs.
Whatever his motives on that particular day, once Farrow was inside he stabbed her a number of times in the neck and chest - with one blow piercing her breast bone and heart.
In sentencing Farrow to at least 15 years in jail on Monday, Justice Stephen Rothman told the NSW Supreme Court: "The murder was violent, most murders are."
Farrow then destroyed their clothing, cleaned the unit and bound her body in duct tape and rope before wrapping it in bed linen and dumping it in her car boot.
He stole money, drugs and jewellery from her.
Farrow also bought a pick and shovel seemingly with a plan to bury her but that came unstuck when he drove into a ditch.
He left the car and was picked up by police almost a week later.
Justice Rothman said: "It is mere conjecture to suggest the murder was at least in part caused by the effect of ice."
"Yet every judge is aware of the horrific effects of ice on its users and the risks to society by its distribution."

ADELAIDE, March 26 AAP - An Adelaide bank robber who taunted an investigating police officer on Facebook saying "catch me if you can" has been jailed for at least seven years.
He also wrote: "you know my condition, no surrender, blaze of glory, time to kill and do you think I will never do another days jail, see you all scums that have done wrong by me ha, ha, ha, go the Armed Robbers Federation".(sic)
Natalis Andre Lebler began his post with: "you scum bag copper" before naming the police office and his work location, said Judge Simon Stretton.
"Your counsel submits that you now regret making that Facebook entry," Judge Stretton said in the South Australian District Court.
He jailed the 47-year-old, who has a long criminal history, for 11 years three months with a non-parole period of seven years.
Lebler pleaded guilty to one count of theft of a number plate, one count of aggravated robbery and two counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
In October 2013, Lebler was the lookout for an associate, wearing a balaclava and carrying a small axe, who threatened terrified staff at a Bendigo Bank branch and fled with about $30.

By Elise Scott
CANBERRA, March 26 AAP - Australians will have two years of their metadata stored by phone and internet providers after the Abbott government's controversial data retention laws passed parliament.
But it's still unclear how much will be added to internet users' monthly bills.
The latest suite of national security legislation passed the upper house on Thursday evening with bipartisan support.
The government believes the laws, which allow 21 security and policing agencies to access two years of an individual's metadata, are crucial to thwart terrorism attacks and prevent serious crime.
The scheme is expected to cost up to $400 million a year, but the government won't reveal its share until the May budget.
A government-commissioned review found the scheme would cost about $3.98 per customer each year if no taxpayer assistance was provided.
Metadata includes the identity of a subscriber and the source, destination, date, time, duration and type of communication.
It excludes the content of a message, phone call or email and web-browsing history.
Attorney-General George Brandis said telcos had been collecting this type of data for 20 years, however billing changes and the cost of storage mean it's more likely to be discarded.
That degrades police and security agency investigations, he said.
Labor backed the laws after the government agreed to dozens of changes and a specific warrant safeguard for journalists.
Palmer United Party senator Zhenya Wang also sided with the coalition and opposition.
The government did not win support from the Australian Greens or several crossbenchers, who fear the laws are an invasion of privacy.

A police ban on issuing infringement notices and some fines will continue into its second week in the Wagga Wagga Local Area Command.
On Friday more than 30 local members of the Police Association voted to continue the work bans until they received a firm commitment from the New South Wales Government to increase police numbers in Wagga.
Last week Liberal Member for Wagga, Daryl Maguire, said he agreed more police were needed in the city and was confident a resolution would be reached soon. Read more>>

Bathurst police have joined their colleagues across the region in demanding to know the post-election plan for police numbers across the state.
The Bathurst Branch of the Police Association is calling on the Baird Government to tell the people of NSW its answer for fixing what it says is the critical problem of local police shortages.
Historically, Chifley Local Area Command has struggled with policing numbers – so much so that in 2014 the Police Association negotiated a new first response policing agreement and, as a result, received additional staff. Read more>>

SYDNEY, March 16 AAP - NSW offenders convicted of gun-related crimes can expect to spend more time behind bars if the Baird government is re-elected.
Attorney-General Brad Hazzard says raising the Standard Non-Parole Period for certain firearms crimes and including extra offences under the scheme will lead to greater consistency and length of sentences.
"The practical result is that offenders will spend more time in jail," he said on Monday.
Under the proposal, the average non-parole period for discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm will jump from just over five years to nine years.
The non-parole period for unauthorised possession or use of a prohibited weapon will increase from three to four years, and from three to five years where the offence is prosecuted on indictment.
The changes are based on a recommendation put forward by the NSW Sentencing Council.
Premier Mike Baird says they are also a response to community expectation.
"Under our government, all major crime categories have fallen or remained stable, and, if we are re-elected, this reform will be another step forward, putting community safety front and centre," Mr Baird said.
"We have already implemented a number of measures to ensure criminals are held to account, including tougher sentences for child sex assault, increasing mandatory minimum sentences for one punch deaths, as well as mandatory life sentences for criminals convicted of murdering a police officer."
With less than a fortnight until NSW goes to the polls, Mr Baird will begin the week with a visit to the Illawarra region on Monday morning.

Members of the Police Association in Orange are calling on the state government to  provide more police officers  for rural and regional areas, where manpower is stretched across broad areas, such as the Canobolas Local Area Command (LAC).

By Moyra Shields
Police in Wagga Wagga are taking industrial action after a demand for more officers in the city was not met, the New South Wales Police Association says.
The police union said officers would stop issuing fines at 6:00pm on Monday if the State Government did not commit to fixing what it called a shortage of police officers.
The union wants a commitment for four extra sergeants and 28 extra constables for general duties, criminal investigations and the drug unit. Read more>>
By  Ella Smith 
Wagga police won’t issue fines under the first stage of their industrial action bid to receive more officers.
Police Association Southern Region Executive Member Mick Connor said union members in the Wagga Local Area Command would not issue traffic or criminal infringement notices from 6pm last night until they receive a commitment from the state government.
Members will meet on March 26 to discuss further action if no announcement has been made before then.
“It’s breaking point for a lot of members,” Mr Connor said. Read more>>