The attacks saw men pushed over and kicked repeatedly in the area around the Parade route early on Saturday morning.
“The theme highlights the ground-breaking work our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTI peers did to pave the way for us today.”
“Every festival has a carbon footprint and everyone has to think about that.”
Alex Greenwich, who has been lobbying for the extension, tweeted, “One night is not enough. I’ll keep pushing for the Mardi Gras festival to be exempt from the lockouts.”
Forster also said easing the laws for a week would be an effective trial of an eventual permanent removal of the 1:30am lockout.
“We invite everyone to join Mardi Gras this season to celebrate diversity and creativity, and to champion the fearless voices within our community.”
This year’s guests have yet to be announced but Mardi Gras promises that they have plenty of surprises up their sleeves.