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Date posted: 15 November 2011
The Australian Government has today announced new initiatives to tackle alcohol abuse, school attendance and employment in remote communities in the Northern Territory (NT).
The Government is proposing new legislation that will complement the Northern Territory's existing Enough is enough laws to help curb problem drinking. The legislation will continue current alcohol restrictions and increase penalties for grog running.
The Government will also strengthen the arrangements for local alcohol management plans to be put in place if they meet stringent guidelines on harm reduction and the protection of vulnerable women and children.
A new income management measure is also planned to tackle alcohol abuse.
For information about the new initiatives to address alcohol issues, employment and school attendance in remote communities in the NT, see links to the Government's media release, below.