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The Northern Territory news Wed 13 Jan 2021



The Northern Territory news Wed 13 Jan 2021

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin.

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13 2021 NEWS 09 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA BDR data dormant for months Govt blames IT problem for lack of updates AN IT issue has been blamed for the Banned Drinker Register data not being updated online for months, says Chief Minister Michael Gunner. It comes after Deputy Opposition Leader Gerard Maley pointed out that the BDR monthly report had not been updated for seven months. Mr Maley queried how a proposal to make buying booze in the Barkly region tougher could be put forward when it could not be determined how the BDR was working. The Liquor Commission has flagged tougher restrictions on the purchase of alcohol in the Barkly region, yet the public reporting on data which is relied on to support the success or otherwise of the BDR has been completely ignored since before the last election, Mr Maley said. Mr Gunner, who revealed yesterday the government supported the commissions work, said while the data had not collated properly, it did not mean the BDR was not working. It doesnt impact the operability of the BDR at point of sale, he said. Under the Liquor Commissions proposal three hotels, the Tennant Creek Hotel, Goldfields Hotel and the Elliott Hotel, would be required to scan a patrons ID each time they bought a schooner at the bar. The proposal has come under fire from affected venues, Hospitality NT and the Barkly Regional Council. Mr Gunner said the government had no plans for the proposal to scan a punters ID each time they got a drink to be adopted across the NT. Its not an active policy consideration for us right now, Mr Gunner said. The Liquor Commissions made a decision around the Barkly, I get what theyve done and theyve done it based off specific things that theyve seen in the Barkly. Mr Gunner said the Territory Labor government supported the Liquor Commissions work The commissions proposal would also see a cap of three purchases of takeaway alcohol per a residence, regardless of how many adults resided at a property. Businesses have until February 3 to respond. JUDITH AISTHORPE Thieves broke into a number of cars at the Tennant Creek Caravan Park. Picture: Supplied IT was a rough return home to the Territory for some residents who had their cars broken into in Tennant Creek. Staying at the local caravan park, travellers on Tuesday woke to smashed windows on at least three cars. Speakers, cases of wine and shoes were among items stolen, as well as recovery gear from one 4WD, brought along on the trip to help get the solo driver out of trouble if needed. Tennant Creek Police Superintendent Kylie Anderson said police were working with community contacts and intelligence to identify offenders responsible for a spate of criminal damage incidents across the town over previous weeks. JASMINE BURKE MULTIPLE WINDOWS SMASHED IN TENNANT Darwin City - Cullen Bay - Katherine - Gove - Alice Springs | Ph: 8981 0013 | arafuraaudiology.com.au COOLALINGA OPEN NOW Hows Your Hearing? With independent and accredited clinics throughout the Northern Territory, we offer a complete range of hearing treatment technology. Local Professionals; Global TechnologyPhonak Lyric TM 30 Day Risk Free Trial A Swiss Sonova Brand The Worlds only 100% Invisible Hearing Aid Phonak Lyric" The art of invisibility. PHQNAK life is on ARAFURA Audiology EAR & HEARING CLINIC