Tag Archives: alcohol

Part of the town speaks, but will pollies listen?

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Massive concerns about neglected children and alcohol policies dominate poorly timed public forum yesterday. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Government alcohol policies a giant hangover

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Cops at bottle shops (POSIs): Is the police doing what the government is telling it, or is it bending to the demands of the police union? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: POSIs absent from the Todd Tavern take-away on the weekend.

 

UPDATE 3:40pm: POSIs “balanced” with other needs, says police.

 

UPDATE 3:50pm: Lambley pleased Gunner “flip-flopped”. FULL STORY »

Government lied on liquor, says Lambley, demands poll

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Government lied about cops at bottle shops and floor price for alcohol, writes Robyn Lambley (pictured). FULL STORY »

Liquor Commission to ‘implement government policy’

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Public views are to to be considered but “I don’t think this is a democratic process or a process where the average person in the street is consulted,” says commissioner Blair McFarland. He spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA. PHOTO: The Alice Springs watering hole formerly (when this video was shot) known as the Animal Bar. FULL STORY »

Liquor Commission: Lawyer, social worker represent Alice

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The new Liquor Commission will give the community a major say on how grog is sold. It has two members from Alice Springs, Russell Goldflam (left) and Blair McFarland (right). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.   FULL STORY »

Bottle shop cops may not like it, but are needed

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Grog discussion: Point of Sale Intervention must stay until effective alternatives are in place, writes Congress CEO, DONNA AH CHEE (pictured). FULL STORY »

Alcohol services cuts undermine BDR: Higgins

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And the Chief Minister gives a false answer on ankle bracelets, writes the Opposition Leader (pictured).

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NT last in population growth, first in booze & fags use

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Our population growth is the slowest in the country, we’re pretty well behaved so far as drugs go (unless we live in Darwin) but we’re streets ahead in alcohol and tobacco consumption, recent reports show. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Town gets a say in its economic future as $2b cut hits home

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The $2b shock from Canberra added a sense of urgency for Michael Gunner’s economic summit in Alice Springs today. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

 

UPDATE 2:30pm March 25.

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Government still mainly in the ‘gunna’ phase

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Michael Gunner talks in Alice Springs: Seven months into his government, no shortage of enthusiasm but work on problem solutions still have a long way to go. ERWIN CHLANDA reprots.

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