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NYC-based Aussies Host Event to Stand in Solidarity with #KeepSydneyOpen

Australia's capitol city of Sydney has long been a hub for arts & culture down under. But the strict implementation of Sydney Lockout Laws in February 2014 have crippled the global city's nightlife attraction to the central business district.

The restrictions were part of a state-mandated attempt to reduce public health and safety risks to the population following the New South-Wales city explosive growth throughout the past several decades. With a population of 4 million strong, Sydney is an important arts & culture jewel in the crown of Australia. #KeepSydneyOpen is a movement that has bolstered support from some of Australia's most popular figures including Flume and Nina Las Vegas as well as held successful mass protests throughout the city's center.

Now, New York City-based Aussies are standing in solidarity with their compatriots by holding a fundraising event to help support the #KeepSydneyOpen cause. This announcement was made just days following the Premier resignation of politician Mike Baird who has long been criticized for his hard-line stance on the lockout laws.

With renewed energy, the Aussie expatriate community is teaming up with lifestyle brand Salty Kooks for a fundraising party on February 17th with donations going in support of #KeepSydneyOpen. With some of the "biggest" names in Australian music rumored to be performing, Salty Kooks has dropped an exclusively curated mix to build buzz for the upcoming charity event.

In the New York City area and want to donate to the cause? Head to Salty Kook's FB page for more event information.

H/T: Mixmag