Tag Archives: liquor commission

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 »

Chamber of Commerce in a grog Catch 22

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Some Chamber of Commerce members make money from alcohol, others have businesses hit hard by grog fuelled crime and unrest. CEO Kay Eade speaks with editor ERWIN CHLANDA. 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 »

Better reporting, it’s a PROMIS no longer: Police

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Police to change ageing reporting and recording system. And the new Liquor Commission will have to hit the ground running. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


UPDATE 5:20pm February 16 Liquor licensing complaints confirmed by Licensing NT. FULL STORY »

Govt probe: Were they drinking seated or standing?




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.