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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 Liquor Related Revenue as at 30 June each year This graph shows revenue collected from liquor licence fees over the last 5 years and the estimated amount for 1994. It is clear that apart from the figures recorded in 1989 and 1991, revenue had increased significantly up to 1992. Amendments to the Liquor Act in 1989 and 1991, which changed the timing of payment of fees, caused an aberration in revenue collected in each of these years. 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 FULL LICENCES The number of licences in force has been increasing every year since 1981. The graph depicts the increases since 1988. As a measure included in the Government's alcohol strategy, a Licence Reduction Scheme Task Force was established during the year to look at ways of reducing the availability of liquor in the Northern Territory. As the issue of numbers of licences will impact Licences in Force on the success of the strategy any recommendations put forward by the Task Force may have a significant influence on the licence growth trend prevailing to date. All licensees are required to lodge returns of liquor purchases and to pay the relevant fees and levies on a quarterly basis. The fee is calculated on liquor purchased into store for the quarter. The scale of licence fees payable under the Liquor Act is grouped as shown at Appendix 2 while the definition of each of these groups is given at Appendix 1. For ease of administration licensed premises are further categorised by their types of commercial activities. Appendix 2 incorporates this break-up. Annual Report 1993 Page 12