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

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Title

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

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Tabled Paper 381

Collection

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

Date

1991-08-15

Description

Tabled by Eric Poole

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/294313

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/396548

Page content

5. CURRENT ISSUES 5.1. CONTROL <i> AVAILABILITY National Policy The availability of alcohol in Australian society is a reflection of the attitudes and values of Australians towards alcohol. This in turn determines consumption, the number and type of outlets, hours of trading, and permissable advertising & marketing practices. Just as greater alcohol consumption by an individual increases the probability of physical & emotional ill-health (Chalmers, 1989; Drew, Moon & Buchanan, 1974; Skog, 1984), shifts in per capita consumption are matched by shifts in indices of alcohol related community problems (Moser, 1985). Thus, proposals to increase availability should be considered carefully. Conversely, there is a possibility of decreasing the level of community problems by reducing availability. The national policy also recommends the introduction of programs which are designed to promote responsible serving of alcohol as a condition of holding a licence, as well as the promotion of non-alcoholic alternatives on licensed premises. N.T. Situation According to the 1989 statistics supplied by the N.T. Liquor Commission, the Territory has the highest ratio of 13