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Annual Report 1992-1993 Northern Territory Liquor Commission



Annual Report 1992-1993 Northern Territory Liquor Commission

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Northern Territory Liquor Commission LEGISLATION continued Previously, section 124(2A) stated that where a licensee breached sections 102, 105, 106B or 121 of the Act the Commission had to suspend the licence (all of the premises) for a specified period of time for each offence. These breaches concern licensees selling liquor to intoxicated persons, permitting riotous conduct, allowing minors on those licensed premises which are prohibited to minors and licensees failing to remove or exclude violent or intoxicated persons from licensed premises. OPERATIONS REVIEW BUDGET OVERVIEW The following table compares the approved budget figures with the actual results (cash only) for the year 1992/93 and the approved budget for 1993/94. Expenditure 1992/93 1993/94 BUDGET ACTUAL BUDGET $'000 $000 $000 Personnel Costs 973 1203 859 Operational Costs 553 528 721 Capital Items 53 68 10 Total Expenditure 1 5 7 9 1 7 9 9 1 5 9 0 Revenue Liquor Fees 7 000 7 388 7 200 Although the Commission experienced very high workloads during the year as a result of the phasing in of the Northern Territory Government's alcohol strategy, it was able to contain expenditure well within the approved budget. The alcohol strategy includes an additional levy on high alcohol beverages which is earmarked for education, prevention and treatment program. The levy is payable into the Living With Alcohol trust account which was administered by the Department of the Chief Minister until 1 July 1993. The Department of Health and Community Services now has the responsibility. The licence fee on the other hand remains to be paid into the consolidated fund. The living with alcohol levy estimate will be reviewed throughout next year taking into account any shift in the alcohol consumption pattern. Page 11 Annual Report 1993