Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Territory: Hot and dry

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Alice had just half its average rainfall from October to April.

 

UPDATE May 2, 8.20am:

 

RAIN! Not much but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick: 2.4mm at the airport overnight.

Macklin opens door to grog in Aboriginal communities, brings in 'assessors' to check pubs in Alice

An initiative by the Federal Government could open doors to permitting alcohol in communities that are currently dry, while assessors will be checking Alice pubs to see if they are causing harm. The final form of the Alcohol Management Plans, part of the 10-year, $3.4 billion Stronger Futures in the NT package, was announced by Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin. She is pictured in Alice Springs with Rosalie Kunoth Monks at the Centre for Appropriate Technology after unveiling a $4.36m program to upgrade infrastructure in the Utopia homelands. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. UPDATED at 4.30pm on Wednesday.

LETTER: Mills should chill on grog in bush communities

New Chief Minister Terry Mills should cease making comments about licensed social clubs in remote communities for the time being, writes Dr John Boffa of the People’s Alcohol Action Coalition (PAAC).

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