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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Northern Territory alcohol reforms see reduction in alcohol-related crime

Date posted: 27 October 2011

The Territory Government's Enough is enough alcohol reforms are having an immediate impact by cutting crime across the Territory, statistics released recently show. The Minister for Alcohol Policy, Delia Lawrie, said that while it was still early days, preliminary data showed the Territory Government's alcohol reforms were making streets safer. 'In the three months since the banned drinker register began, more than 1500 people have been banned from drinking and preliminary data shows alcohol-related assaults have dropped 15%,' Ms Lawrie said. 'In Darwin and Palmerston the effect has been even greater, with alcohol-related assaults down 20% and 23% respectively.'

The Enough is enough alcohol reforms were introduced in the Northern Territory as part of their Alcohol management plans, and include alcohol reform awareness campaigns with culturally relevant Indigenous content.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Patrick Hastwell
Mobile: 0427 017 803 (Lawrie)
or
Lidija Ivanovski
Mobile: 0457 933 856 (Henderson)

Northern Territory Alcohol Reform
Ph: 1800 131 634
Email: alcoholreforms@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 7 May 2012
 
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