Tag Archives: drunks

Jim Beam at 7.45am: Businesses, staff bear the brunt

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Drunks in Alice Springs street first thing this morning while in Tennant Creek, police fail to prevent drunken mayhem, writes Kay Eade (pictured), Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory. Ms Eade provides a link to the detailed reasons of the Director-General of Licensing for imposing temporary restrictions on Tennant Creek, which included recent increases of 200%+ in some alcohol-related offences. 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 »

Why don’t police come clean on drunks taken to hospital?

 

The slamming – his word – by Chief Minister Adam Giles of Prime Minister Julia Gillard for her “loosely veiled threat to cut funding to the Territory if the Government doesn’t reinstate the failed Banned Drinkers Register” would have a great deal more credibility if the NT police, for which he has responsibility, provided information that would make the BDR debate much better informed. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA. PICTURED: The leaked document. It seems to show a 50%, not nearly a 100%, increase in hospital admissions. FULL STORY »

Alcohol restrictions ‘down south’: A sober slide into 2013 on Bondi Beach.

If you’re inclined to scream “Why Me” every time you hear the word alcohol restrictions, take some comfort from how Australia’s most famous beach and former venue for wild New Year’s Eve boogies is dealing with the issues. Not only is alcohol completely banned from Bondi Beach at all times, but so is smoking. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. ABOVE: Signs prohibiting smoking and drinking alcohol on world famous Bondi Beach, bans brought in by local government after “riots”.
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