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Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 002 Hon. F.A. Finch Minister for Racing Gaming and Liquor Commission

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Title

Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 002 Hon. F.A. Finch Minister for Racing Gaming and Liquor Commission

Other title

Tabled Paper 222

Collection

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

Date

1991-05-09

Description

Tabled by Eric Poole

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/293381

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/397641

Page content

6 Paragraph (e) - This area is outside the charter of this Commission. While the Commission is aware of "problems" they are not necessarily capable of being addressed by the Commission. Alcohol has been an acceptable part of western society for centuries even though its has been recognised and highlighted as a major disrupter to the social, economic and health well being of the community. The Commission is concerned about the "problems" but it has been required to strike a balance between the wishes of the community at large who require liquor for social and moderate consumption and those who continually seek to abuse it. The Commission must also take into account the expectation of Tourists during their visits to the Territory. The question of methods to overcome and minimise alcohol abuse is an area the Department of Health will be addressing however from the Commissions point of view we take into account the hours of trade of licensed premises and where necessary limit hours as part and parcel of licence conditions. Aboriginal Councils applying for a club licence within their own communities in most cases seek the guidance of the Commission in determining the quantity and type of


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