Tag Archives: alcohol

Alleged would-be sexual assailant pursues victim

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Attempted sexual assault, contraband booze and rifle theft keep cops busy.

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Sharp drops in alcohol sales, booze related violence

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Dramatic reductions in alcohol consumption and alcohol related family violence assaults are likely to feature prominently in next week’s public meeting about control measures in the next two years. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Tipping out alcohol when the Congress Shop surrendered its liquor licence in 1990.

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Little new in the booze plan

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Apart from a name change, more of the same seems to be the tenor of the Alice Springs Draft Alcohol Management Plan released yesterday, a year and a half in the making. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Temporary Beat Locations – stop the political games

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Temporary Beat Locations at bottle shops have been very effective in reducing alcohol sales levels and alcohol-related offending. When they don’t work is when there are not enough police, writes (pictured), of the People’s Alcohol Action Coalition (PAAC).

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Temporary Beat Locations – are they on or not?

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Drinking in public is escalating again, says grog abuse action group. PHOTO: Drinking wine in the park across the road from Todd Tavern last week.

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Death from alcohol: is the industry culpable?

An inquiry examining the harmful use of alcohol will be called upon to explore the culpability of the alcohol industry, examining the alcohol supply chain and its role in providing alcohol to communities where harms are most significant, writes Michael Thorn, of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.

 

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Cops at bottlos a winner, says Congress

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Cops at bottle shops have contributed dramatically to a reduction of alcohol consumption, according to new data collected by the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee (pictured). But, she says, the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) should be brought back. ERWIN CHLANDA reports in our Two Years of CLP Government feature.

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Govt probe: Were they drinking seated or standing?

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Booze kills one out of 10 people dying in the Northern Territory. Meanwhile the NT government’s body controlling the alcohol trade is conducting an enquiry into, in part, whether patrons at Monte’s were drinking sitting down or standing up. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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Public drinking: town council staffer stands his ground

 

 

 

Town council Community Services Director Craig Catchlove (pictured) stood his ground last night when he came under fire over statements on illegal public drinking. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Mercilessly enforcing rules against drunks, thieves, deadbeats

 

 

 

The town’s 400 problem drinkers are malingerers, thieves, deadbeats and worse. Their colour is irrelevant and it should continue to be seen as irrelevant in our dealings with their misbehaviour. FULL STORY »