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Are answers to stupid questions required by law?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR G'Day Erwin, I have long been a supporter of the many and varied attempts to curb the excess use of alcohol in...

Candidates keep low profile on booze

By ERWIN CHLANDA There has been a poor response from the seven parties standing candidates to a survey by the People’s Alcohol Action Coalition about...

Country Liberals should not feed the rumour mill

 

 

The new Opposition Leader's feverish outburst, calling for the alcohol floor price to be dropped because she had heard from alcohol outlets that people were buying more grog, was ill-advised, writes Dr John Boffa (pictured) of the People’s Alcohol Action Coalition.

New booze law: Nanny state, needs testing, it's just great.

 

 

Life is getting even harder for the locally owned liquor stores in the brave new world of booze control, ushered in by last night's Liquor Bill 2019, with the support of the Opposition. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Alcohol research: all the government's own way

Access to raw data from police and hospital on which crime statistics are based is still denied.

Cops at bottle shops: expensive bluff?

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How much does the Point of Sale Intervention – cops at bottleshops – rely on bluff? Is it working? Or is whatever gain it  produces offset by the harm done to our community by the racial profiling of which there is ample anecdotal evidence. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

More government handouts for alcohol traders

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The Alcohol Secure Grants Program provide grants “to create a physical barrier to liquor supplies [including] security windows and doors, internal and external roller doors," says Police Minister Nicole Manison. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspector Sam Joseph outside an Alice Springs bottle shop.

The stubby, the bottle and the floor price

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The latest alcohol initiative seems safe from being in conflict with the Australian Constitution's requirement for trade between states to be "absolutely free". However, beer sellers may gain an illegal advantage from the sharply increased cost of cheap wines from interstate under the floor price law which came into effect in the NT this month. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Judge castigates police over death of young woman

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Unlawful killing, inexperienced investigators, inadequate investigation, inadequate supervision by senior police, continued inability by some investigators to adequately assess evidence, continuing destruction by police of vital forensic material: These are the catchwords which head up the findings by Judge Greg Cavanagh (pictured) in his inquest into the violent death of a 25 year old woman in Tennant Creek.

Booze driven assaults up 30%: Bottlo cops needed

 

 

A town the size of Alice Springs, based on national rates, should see on average one murder every four years and one manslaughter every 40 years. We now apparently have a second homicide in a short space of time, writes Dr. John Boffa (pictured), of the People’s Alcohol Action Coalition (PAAC).

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