Tag Archives: public drinking

Cops at bottlos: how it works, and how it doesn’t

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What makes a belief “reasonable” that grog will be taken to a prohibited area? Flaws that can be fixed are compromising a successful scheme. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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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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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 »

Cr Eli Melky: the good and the bad

 

 

 

Cr Eli Melky (pictured) loses his bid on pouring out grog – all goes in the dirt if you drink in public – but he strikes a blow for transparency; economic development in the bush gains traction and the council finally gets into the loop on town planning. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

The Great Alcohol Debate: Council rangers work ‘more difficult’ since scrapping of BDR, says Mayor

Town Council rangers have had a “more difficult workload” since the removal of the Banned Drinkers Register, according to Mayor Damien Ryan. He told his fellow councillors last night that he had conveyed this message to the stakeholders’ meeting on alcohol issues convened by Deputy Chief Minister Robyn Lambley on October 5. Meanwhile, his opposition to the NT Rock Bar’s application to extend its trading hours had evaporated as had Cr Eli Melky’s. Council had received an extension of time to comment on the application and last night voted to “not object”. KIERAN FINNANE reports. FULL STORY »