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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capita than anywhere else in Australia; the most liberal alcohol availabli1ity; three times the National comsumption, and an unacceptably high level of alcohol related social problems. Many advertising and marketing practices virtually ignore the Voluntary Code of Ethics, promote unsafe drinking practices, and deliberately target young people. Young people are the ones at most risk: they are maturing in a milieu where alcohol misuse is the norm and is eguated with personal and social success. The government urgently needs community support and guidance to justify the implementation of policies which will help to create a climate of change. The Darwin City Councils goal is to improve the quality of life of Darwin residents: it is in an excellent position to influence policy direction. 54
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