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‘Discrimination’ divisive, but it cuts violence by up to 50 percent. Is it sustainable?

Jan 26, 2014 | Discuss

'Discrimination' divisive, but it cuts violence by up to 50 percent. Is it sustainable?

Central Australian political figure Maurie Ryan has accused police of unfairly targetting Aboriginal people buying alcohol from bottle shops around Alice Springs, a practice which appears to radically reduce levels of domestic violence in the town. In an interview with the ABC’s Lauren Fizgerald , Dr John Boffa of the People’s Alcohol Action Coalition said the practice was causing tension between police and the community and was an inappropriate long-term strategy, but conceded ̶...Read more

Now go further, says alcohol action group

Sep 01, 2010 | Discuss

Now go further, says alcohol action group

The Alice Springs-based People’s Alcohol Action Group has backed new NT Government laws which would enable courts to ban “problem drinkers” from buying or drinking alcohol for up to a year. But PAAC called for the Government to take further steps to reduce alcohol related problems in the Territory by introducing a volumetric tax on wine. The Government’s new plan will mean that people who have been determined problem drinkers will be placed on a computerised list. When pe...Read more