Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council
Tabled Paper 381
Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Eric Poole
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According to the Victorian Liquor & Licensing Commission, there has been a signi-Ficant change in Victorian consumption patterns since the licence fee for light beer was abolished in 1985 and the price considerably reduced. Victorians are now drinking substantially more light beer. There has also been a corresponding reduction in the consumption of full strength beer. Table 3 Relative Australian definitions (by % alcohol content) of low alcohol bear and differential licence fees for low and full strength beer (data obtained from various 8tate Liquor Commissions). Low Alcohol Licence Fees Definitions Low Alcohol Full Strength N.T. 1.15 - 2.49 9% 1 1 % W. A. 1.15 - 3.80 7% 1 1 % S. A. 1.15 - 3.80 0 9% Vic 0.50 - 3.80 0 9% Qld 0.50 - 3.80 1 0 % 1 0 % A.C.T. no definition 1 0 % 1 0 % N.S.W. no definition 1 0 % 1 0 % Tas. no definition 1 0 % 1 0 % Recommendations 1. That the N.T. Government be requested to: a) re-classify light beer as "any beverage having an alcohol content between 0.05% and 3.8%"; b) abolish licence fees on light beer. 20
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