From the Daily Telegraph – 24 Oct 2009
Unlike Victorian venues, pubs, clubs and other public venues in NSW will be able to host live music from Monday, following the abolition of bureaucratic rules stifling local talent.
NSW State Planning Minister, Kristina Keneally, has announced the end of the need for Place Of Public Entertainment (POPE) licences at a news conference in Sydney on Friday, stating thatÂ their abolition would give a boost to the state’s arts scene.
Meeting the conditions of the POPE license was reportedly costing some businesses up to $300,000.00.
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