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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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drink drivers the opportunity to recognise and overcome their alcohol problems - or lose their licences until they do. According to N.T. Correctional Services. a high proportion of prisoners in Northern Territory gaols have been convicted of alcohol related offences. However, apart from irregular visits by A.A. members, there are no in situ alcohol rehabilitation programs available to prisoners. Recommendations 1. That the N.T. Government be requested to: (i) formally adopt 0.057. as the maximum blood alcohol level for drivers as soon as possible; (ii) introduce automatic licence suspension for: a) drivers with blood alcohol levels of 0.157. above and/or multiple offenders; b) drivers who refuse to submit to a breath test; (iii) make licence re-issue for convicted drink drivers with blood alcohol levels of 0.157. and above contingent upon hard evidence of satisfactory management of alcohol problems; (iv) make drink driver education programs a component of licence re-issue rather than sentencing procedure; (v) make available alcohol rehabilitation programs in N.T. gao1s . 34

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