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Alcohol offence register planned for the Northern Territory

Date posted: 10 October 2016

The Northern Territory (NT) government will roll out what has been called the Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) within the next 12 months in efforts to combat alcohol violence and domestic abuse. The BDR will be phased in as the previous government's Alcohol Mandatory Treatment program cycles out.

Chief Minister, Michael Gunner, said 'It's critical that we have a Territory-wide response to the problem of the sale of alcohol to problem drunks.'

The banned drinks register will be an electronic system where customers must present photo identification before buying alcohol. Those on the banned list are restricted from purchasing. It will be phased in as the government cycles out the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment program. Under the AMT, anyone who is intoxicated and detained by police three times in two months is summoned before a tribunal and could face mandatory rehabilitation.

Source: Nine News


Last updated: 10 October 2016
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