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Let’s kiss goodbye to topless bar

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The idea of a topless bar is being almost universally condemned as an insult to women, and a further threat to the safely and quality of life in Byron Bay. Anyone keen to be topless should feel free to rip off their shirt in the comfort on their own home. But the notion that Byron would host a space where groups of men pay to come and drink and watch topless women belongs in the distant past. Given the level of anger about this proposal, and the myriad arguments against such pathetic and dangerous profit-driven sleaze, it’s highly likely reason will prevail. But let’s make sure our views, arguments, and evidence are heard loudly and clearly through the forthcoming Community Impact Statement that will be overseen by the state liquor authorities.

Ray Moynihan, Byron Bay

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  1. I presume “Topless Bar” means females and males? But it doesn’t matter which gender ,I wouldn’t like to have armpit or chest hair falling in my beer.I thought mankind was getting smarter and thoughtful but I can see that some people are not evolving and are living back in the 1900s.Get the staff to wear nice clothes that highlights their bodies and gives the clients a mystery of what is underneath rather than a 3D skin flick in real time.

  2. I feel it’s clear government decisions & policy made regarding this community most often do not reflect the community. The Government’s- exterior Government Ministers, trying to make a name for themselves while scrambling ‘the Company’ political ladder, in a never ending attempt to ‘Barbie up’ Byron Bay.

    Grateful to the sweetheart men in our fair shire for having the good taste, respect for not only women but for themselves, their own lives, most of us, both women & men, having learnt through living here, how to make positive decisions in their life.

    When are the Government going to wake up?
    We are not & never will be Sydney or the Gold Coast. We are not are community of no-shows. As a community, we have a strong, sweet voice that says ‘we have a vision for our own lives & a beautiful vision & dreaming for community’. Not the 3d Government version. Next we’ll be seeing suits worn by market stall holders!

    Mandy said it well last week & I agree with these 2 comments. You know, if I wanted to live in Bourke, or ‘the Cross’ I’d live there. We have something very special & unique in this shire. Something a lot of people visiting the region do ‘write home’ about & it is not a titty bar! They can keep their sleaze!



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