It just doesn’t make sense why the police have to …

Comment on Government alcohol policies a giant hangover by James T Smerk.

It just doesn’t make sense why the police have to be private security guards to these businesses.
I think you would find none of these bottle shops are Territory owned businesses anyway, so their profits are just going elsewhere.
Make them pick up the tab or better yet hire their own security.
Alcohol restrictions should be Territory wide.
We always see the actions of the few affecting the whole population, why is this not the same.

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