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Cheap booze causes mountain of problems

 

The morning after, Alice Springs style: a mountain of wine casks in the dry Todd River, collected within just 200 metres of the footbridge (top left in the photo), put on display by the local alcohol control pressure group, People’s Alcohol Action Coalition (PAAC).

The group wants a "floor price" for alcohol pegged at the cost of the cheapest full strength beer, $1.20 per standard drink.

The booze sold by the Todd Tavern bottle shop (in the background of the photo), on the banks of the Todd, in these Renmano wine casks works out at 71 cents per drink, according to PAAC spokesman John Boffa.

But the manager of the Todd Tavern, Leonie Leach, says the correct price per standard drink for the Renmano cask wine is 90 cents.

Only the Todd Tavern and the Gapview Hotel are selling cheap cask wine. All other outlets in the town have voluntarily withdrawn the product from sale.

Alcohol restrictions are a major issue for the upcoming local government and legislative assembly elections.

Meanwhile at 1pm today (February 22) police arrested a disqualified driver who was allegedly drunk and had an unrestrained two-day old baby in the car, and on February 23 Opposition Leader Terry Mills said violent assaults in the Northern Territory are on the increase

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