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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

Other title

Tabled Paper 381

Collection

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

Date

1991-08-15

Description

Tabled by Eric Poole

Notes

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

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

Recommendations 1. That the N.T. Government be requested to: (i) seek the co-operation of the hospitality industry so that excessive discounting and/or free drinks on licensed premises does not occur; (ii) adopt a leadership role through the Drug & Alcohol Bureau by encouraging the community to accept responsibility for monitoring alcohol related advertisments and to lodge appropriate objections; (iii) introduce some form of mandatory control if marketing and advertising strategies are not improved. (iv) PUBLIC DRUNKENNE88 Once public drunkenness ceased to be an offence in 1983, public drunks were escorted by Darwin Police (under the Protective Custody Act) to the Salvation Armys Sabering Up Shelter, or to a police cell if they were troublesome. The shelter was closed in August, 1987 because of funding difficulties. Client profiles at the Shelter during its final year of operation and those at the Darwin police station are detailed below in Table 4. Since the closure of the Sobering Up Shelter, various community agencies have been struggling to accommodate as many intoxicated people as possible. According to one of these agencies, a large proportion of the cells at 24


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