Tag Archives: alcohol

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 »

NT Govt. locks out Federal BDR fact finders

Mum’s the word about Banned Drinkers Register, court tired of coward punchers and free wine if you stay with them. ALCOHOL WATCH #16 by Russell Guy. FULL STORY »

Bottleshop cops deter grocery shoppers – claim

 

 

While the police is touting as a success the “full lockdown” at all bottle shops the CEO of the company running the three IGA stores in Alice Springs says the measure is affecting not only liquor, but also grocery sales. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Wine in glass bottles at the Northside IGA store. Some brands will soon be available in plastic bottles. FULL STORY »

Alcohol restrictions: equal treatment for black and white

 

 

Alcohol!  Alcohol!  Alcohol! Here we go again. It’s not often I find myself agreeing with Barb Shaw, however it’s about time the endless pointless circular debate about alcohol abuse and restrictions reached the blatantly obvious and only conclusion that will bring it to an end. FULL STORY »

Alice, take charge of alcohol measures

Police are checking IDs at bottleshops. How this was any different or any better than the BDR’s ID checks, the cause of so many howls of execration, was never fully explained, writes HAL DUELL. FULL STORY »

Alcohol reference group: Dice seem loaded

 

 

 

The Alcohol Reference Group, announced by NT Minister for Alcohol Policy, Dave Tollner, and chaired by Mayor Damien Ryan, needs a majority of eight out of ten to recommend an initiative. FULL STORY »

Black women 80 times more likely to be hospitalised for assault

 

 

Senator Nova Peris (pictured) says an indigenous woman is 80 times more likely to be hospitalised for assault than other Territorians.  In 2013, domestic violence assaults increased in the Northern Territory by 22 per cent. ALCOHOL WATCH #14 by Russell Guy. FULL STORY »

Alice grog source for huge region

 

Alice Springs will continue as the alcohol supply centre for an enormous region, assisted by the Coober Pedy ID requirements and to a smaller extent by the Tennant Creek Licensees Accord. ALCOHOL WATCH # 11 by Russell Guy. PHOTO: Confiscated grog, some decanted into soft drink bottles.
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The crucible of alcohol legislation

 

 

ALCOHOL WATCH #9 by Russell Guy.

Would this qualify as the shortest taxi ride in the world? Or just another vignette in the senseless saga of alcohol control measures in the Territory. Photo by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Giles has head in sand and in clouds over booze: ALP

 

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

The CLP is divided over grog as the alcohol related crime statistics keep rising, writes Ken Vowles (pictured), Shadow Minister for Indigenous Policy. FULL STORY »