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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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liquor outlets per head of population in Australia; viz., N . T . 1 :438 N.S.W. 1 : 631 S. A. 1 : 545 W. A. 1 : 700 A . C . T . 1 :566 Vic. 1 :770 Tas. 0JCDintH Q1 d. CD O O The 1989 Annual Report of the Northern Territory Racing, Gaming and Liquor Commission (p .30) reveals that the total number of liquor licences in the N.T. is currently 354. Since 1986 there has been a steady annual increase of approx imately 3'/. (11 per year) - mainly restuarants, taverns and hotels. Many of these taverns and hotels also provide take-away facilities. During the same period, the number of store, liquor & other merchants where alcohol must be consumed off the premises reduced by approximately 77. and has remained stable at 89. The Commission also issues Special Licenses for particular events during the year. There were expressions of concern in both the 1987 (p.16) and 1988 (p.20) Annual Reports over the "excessive" issue of Special Licences; viz. 1,207 in 1986 increased by 567. to 1,887 in 1987. Despite resolves to review the criteria of Special Licence procedures, the Commission issued 2,086 during 1989. No comment was made in the 1989 Annual Report regarding this 10.57. increase. However, the Registrar of the N.T. Racing, Gaming & Liquor Commission has advised that the review is currently being prepared. 14

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