BDR lite to start on Saturday


2468 BDR scanner 1By ERWIN CHLANDA
If you slip into your favourite bottlo on Saturday for your weekend supplies make sure you “comply with approved identification scanning requirements under section 31A of the Liquor Act”.
Don’t blow a fuse – just take your driver’s licence. Yes, the BDR – Banned Drinkers Register  – is back in town.
Well, it really starts on September 1 but in several “communities” – the label used in the NT Government media release – from Saturday you won’t be able to get booze without showing ID.
Alice Springs is included along with Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Groote Eylandt, Tennant Creek and Milikapiti, says the release.
Early scanning won’t pick up people on the BDR before September 1 but it will identify individuals who are already prohibited  and they won’t be sold takeaway alcohol.
“This includes individuals who are subject to a court ordered bail condition relating to liquor and individuals who are subject to a Domestic and Family Violence order relating to liquor,” says the release.
PHOTO: Barman Ryan at the Gapview take-away with a scanner similar to the ones mothballed by the Giles government.


  1. Yes, I agree, here we go again.
    I called into the drive through at the GapView and was
    shocked that I had to show my licence. Didn’t even know
    the had started early when all the time the Government
    has been saying September 1. Typical. Can’t believe a
    word they say.


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