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Indigenous community leaders request alcohol ban in Ngaru village

Date posted: 22 February 2012

Indigenous community leaders from the Ngaru village on the far north coast of New South Wales (NSW) have requested that alcohol be banned in the community. The plan came from a meeting held to discuss youth crime in the Clarence Valley (NSW). The Clarence Valley mayor, Richie Williamson, has stated that he will meet with the land council to work out the logistics.

'This was a request from the (Birrigin Gargle) Aboriginal Land Council, from the CEO, from the chairperson, from the local councillor,' he said. 'So that's something that we'll be working with different agencies with, the police for example, and we'll be getting some information about how we actually achieve that on their behalf.'

Source: ABC North Coast NSW


Clr Richie Williamson (Mayor)
Locked Bag 23
Grafton NSW 2460
Ph: (02) 6643 0245
Fax: (02) 6642 7647
Mobile: 0427 457 382


Last updated: 22 February 2012
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