Tag Archives: alcohol

New booze law: Nanny state, needs testing, it’s just great.

 

 

Life is getting even harder for the locally owned liquor stores in the brave new world of booze control, ushered in by last night’s Liquor Bill 2019, with the support of the Opposition. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Alcohol research: all the government’s own way

Access to raw data from police and hospital on which crime statistics are based is still denied. FULL STORY »

Cops at bottle shops: expensive bluff?

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How much does the Point of Sale Intervention – cops at bottleshops – rely on bluff? Is it working? Or is whatever gain it  produces offset by the harm done to our community by the racial profiling of which there is ample anecdotal evidence. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

More government handouts for alcohol traders

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The Alcohol Secure Grants Program provide grants “to create a physical barrier to liquor supplies [including] security windows and doors, internal and external roller doors,” says Police Minister Nicole Manison. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspector Sam Joseph outside an Alice Springs bottle shop. FULL STORY »

The stubby, the bottle and the floor price

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The latest alcohol initiative seems safe from being in conflict with the Australian Constitution’s requirement for trade between states to be “absolutely free”. However, beer sellers may gain an illegal advantage from the sharply increased cost of cheap wines from interstate under the floor price law which came into effect in the NT this month. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Judge castigates police over death of young woman

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Unlawful killing, inexperienced investigators, inadequate investigation, inadequate supervision by senior police, continued inability by some investigators to adequately assess evidence, continuing destruction by police of vital forensic material: These are the catchwords which head up the findings by Judge Greg Cavanagh (pictured) in his inquest into the violent death of a 25 year old woman in Tennant Creek. FULL STORY »

Booze driven assaults up 30%: Bottlo cops needed

 

 

A town the size of Alice Springs, based on national rates, should see on average one murder every four years and one manslaughter every 40 years. We now apparently have a second homicide in a short space of time, writes Dr. John Boffa (pictured), of the People’s Alcohol Action Coalition (PAAC). FULL STORY »

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 »