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Parliamentary record : Part I debates (02 October 1990)



Parliamentary record : Part I debates (02 October 1990)


Debates for 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 5th Assembly 1987 - 1990




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DEBATES - Tuesday 2 October 1990 Clause 4: Mr COLLINS: Mr Chairman, I move amendment 126.2. With the defeat of the previous amendment, this amendment has no further purpose. It is consequent on the repeal of clause 45G. Amendment negatived. Clause 4 agreed to. Mr COLLINS: Mr Chairman, I move amendment 126.3. Mr CHAIRMAN: Order! The committee has now agreed to clause 4, which amendment 126.3 would-amend. ~ Mr COLLINS: Yes, I was not quick enough. Clause 5: Mr MANZIE (by leave): Mr Chairman, I move amendments 125.1 and 125.2. Under circumstances specified in the act, police will be able to seize alcohol and provide receipts for the same. If flasks or bottles or containers are not self-sealing or cannot be conveniently corked, then those particular circumstances do not apply. Obviously, storing alcohol which can go off is not very productive. That is the reason for the amendment. Mr COLLINS: Mr Chairman, I would like to reiterate a point of view put to me by police in Alice Springs. They are not at all keen on this process of having to collect unopened alcohol containers, list them, provide a receipt and transport the alcohol back to the, pol ice station, where the question then will be where to store it, because the amounts that they could collect could become rather. large. They will also have to pr9tect it because they wi 11 have a respons i bil i ty to return it if people come to collect it. I agree strongly with them that it will be a burden to them, and it would be far better to do what I intended.to propose before I was cut short, and that is to give them the power to empty containers. on the spot. Once it became known that that would happen and that the _ law would be enforced, it would not be too long before people got the message, The proposal is not intended to stop people drinking, but .to stqp them drinking in public places which should be available for law-abiding people of all races and colours to enjoy without being exposed to t.he abusive behaviour of people who have abused alcohol. Amendments agreed to. Clause 5, as amended, agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill reported; report adopted. Mr MANZIE (Attorney-General): Mr Speaker, I move that the bill be now read a third time.. . Motion agreed to; bill read a third time. 10 712