The Northern Territory news Sat 22 Sep 2018
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NTNE01Z01MA - V1 From 1 October alcohol cannot be sold for less than $1.30 per standard drink This will mean a price increase to select cheap wines, cask wine and fortified wines. The cost of beer and spirits will remain largely unchanged. This is a positive step to prevent and minimise alcohol-related harm for at-risk and dependent drinkers by increasing the cost of cheap, high-strength alcohol drinks. The minimum floor price is not a tax. The NT Government does not profit from the policy. The cost of every drink will not increase by $1.30. The minimum floor price is part of the NT Governments plans to tackle alcohol abuse and create a safer Territory. For more information alcoholreform.nt.gov.au FORTIFIED WINECASK WINE WHITE WINE RED WINE Affected alcohol drinks Product Strength Standard Drinks Minimum Retail Price 750 ml wine 12% 7.1 $1.30 x 7.1 = $9.23 2L cask wine 13% 21 $1.30 x 21 = $27.30 750 ml fortified wine 18% 11 $1.30 x 11 = $14.30 Not affected alcohol drinks Product Strength Standard Drinks Minimum Retail Price 700 ml spirits 40% 22 $1.30 x 22 = $28.60 6 pack beer/cider/premix 5% 9.6 $1.30 x 9.6 = $12.48 . NORTHERN _, TERRITORY , GOVERNMENT
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