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Aboriginal peak organisations warn governments against allowing more grog on remote communities

The Great Alcohol Debate: bring back BDR or similar, they say 

 

Aboriginal peak organisations of the Northern Territory have called on governments to "base alcohol policy on evidence not politics" and to "bring back a system (such as the Banned Drinkers Register [BDR]) to restrict the supply of alcohol to problem drinkers without resorting to criminalisation". They have pleaded with governments "to heed our warnings about the risks of allowing more alcohol to flow into remote communities".

 

Source: APO communique.

The Great Alcohol Debate: Aboriginal Peak Organisations say 'politicians are right, our people must decide'

The Territory Government is determined to let Aboriginal people decide on whether they want grog or stronger grog in their communities. Minister for Indigenous Advancement Alison Anderson backs this while also expressing her confidence that 99.9% will say no to grog.  Now Aboriginal Peak   Organisations have announced a summit to get a "firm overview of Aboriginal views".

"Our politicians are right—the ultimate decision over managing alcohol on our communities must lie with our people—all of us," said  alliance spokesperson Priscilla Collins.

 

Source: Daily Hansard, media release, transcript.

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