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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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would promote responsible drinking behaviour and a more professional, successful hospitality industry. However, due to lack of funds, the Patron Care program was never implemented. Recommendations 1. That the Darwin City Council only supports the granting of further liquor licences where alcohol is to be consumed on the premises in conjunction with a meal, unless exceptional circumstances can be clearly demonstrated. 2. That the N.T. Government be requested to: (i) reduce the availability of alcohol through the reduction of trading hours, particularly at take-away outlets; (ii) seek co-operation with the hospitality industry so that: (a) the Patron Care program be introduced; (b) both alcoholic and non alcoholic alternatives be advertised when complementary drinks are offered with meals. (ii) PRICING National policy Although elasticities for beer, wine and spirits are different, alcoholic beverages behave like other commodities in the sense that price increases reduce consumption (Single, 1984; Levy & Stephen, 1983; Ornstein, 1980). 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 18

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