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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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Even the Australian Hoteliers Association Northern Territory representative, Mr. John Auchter, recently expressed concern (ABC TV News, June 22) regarding the pro 1iferation of liquor outlets in the N.T: he suggested a moritorium on further licence issues. Take-away trading hours Take-away trading from establishments where liquor is also consumed on the premises is allowed 7 days a week and on 6 days where alcohol consumption is prohibited. Given the number of available outlets in the N.T., this level of access seems excessive when compared with other tourist areas; e.g. the Gold Coast, Qld. According to the Queensland Licensing Commission, 6 monthly extensions to the hours detailed below in Table 1 are by special application and must be associated with particular services for tourists. Table 1 Comparative N.T. & Qld. trading hours at take away "on" licence premises; i.e. where alcohol can also be consumed. N.T. Mon - Fri 10 a . m - 10 Saturday 9 d (11 * ~ 10 Sunday 10 d m > 1 0 Public Hols 9 s rn * 10 Qld p.m. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. p.m. 1 0 a.m. - 10 p.m. p.m. 1 1 - 1 - 5 - 7 p.m. shop trading hrs. 15

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