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Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council



Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council

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Tabled Paper 381


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Eric Poole


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1. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this paper is to provide information which will assist the Darwin City Council to prepare its submission to the Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol within the community. The following brief was provided: a) review available statistics on the use and abuse of alcohol within the community and examine its social and economic impact; b) identify gaps in currently available preventive, treatment and support programs; c) analyse and make recommendations on issues of specific concern to Council; e.g., liquor licensing, underage drinking, and drink driving; d) raise policy issues relevant for submission to the Sessional Committee. This report examines the current Northern Territory situation in light of the N a t i o n a l H e a l t h P o l i c y o n A l c o h o l i n A u s t r a l i a and E x a m p l e s o P S t r a t e g i e s f o r I m p l e m e n t a t i o n (1989). Information was obtained from the N.T. Drug & Alcohol Bureau; N.T. Road Safety Council; N.T. Police; the Darwin Magistrates Court; N.T. Racing, Gaming and Liquor Commission; Liquor Commissions in other States; N.T. treatment agencies; interviews with members of the Darwin Youth Forum,and personal research. 1

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