Alice Springs town camp residents consider impact of alcohol bans following PM’s crisis visit

As a decision looms as to whether Northern Territory Intervention-era alcohol bans should be reinstated, residents who could be impacted by the potential changes are considering their options. key points: Advice on whether alcohol bans should be reinstated in town camps and remote communities will be given to the prime minister within a week Some … Read more

Northern Territory government facing calls to pause new post-intervention alcohol laws

A Northern Territory politician is set to move a motion in parliament calling for the lifting of intervention-era alcohol restrictions to be paused, with the NT government facing immense pressure over the issue. Key points: Alcohol bans in some remote communities ended earlier this month There have been reports of a rise in alcohol-related incidents … Read more

After 15 years of prohibition, the Northern Territory’s intervention-era alcohol bans come to an end

At 75, Helen Fejo-Frith’s life resembles a series of David versus Goliath battles against rivals, ranging from corporate giants to former prime ministers. Key points: The end of the intervention has made alcohol legal in some areas for the first time in 15 years Some Indigenous and health groups expect rates of alcohol-related harm to … Read more

NT government passes liquor laws to replace Commonwealth Intervention-era alcohol bans in remote communities

The Northern Territory government has passed legislation that could see the return of alcohol to some remote Aboriginal communities for the first time in 15 years. Key points: Some alcohol bans brought in during the Intervention will expire in July The NT government has passed legislation allowing some communities to choose whether to remain “dry” … Read more