Posts Tagged ‘paac

Only 140 beds for ‘problem drinkers’

Apr 12, 2013 | Discuss

Only 140 beds for 'problem drinkers'

The NT Government has withdrawn from its controversial election promise to build mandatory alcohol rehabilitation centres, opting to spend $100 million over three years  – “a lot more than we had planned to”, according to Alcohol Policy Minister Robyn Lambley – placing ‘problem drinkers’ into existing rehabilitation facilities. But there will be only 140 beds available for the scheme when it begins on July 1, and the government is aiming at 200 – less than a tenth ...Read more

Tollner silent on Lightning Carnival restrictions

Mar 24, 2013 | Discuss

Tollner silent on Lightning Carnival restrictions

John Boffa, People’s Alcohol Action Coalition (PAAC) Alcohol supply restrictions for the Alice Springs Easter weekend Lightning Football Carnival must be settled and announced at once. This is a matter of urgency. PAAC wrote to the NT Licensing Commission on 13th March asking it to use its powers under the Liquor Act to implement restrictions if local licensees would not voluntarily put them in place. In the event that the Licensing Commission did not act, we asked the new Minister responsible...Read more