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The Northern Territory Government has announced a comprehensive public review of the Northern Territory’s alcohol policies and legislation, including the Liquor Act, in order to develop an evidence-based overarching alcohol harm reduction framework.

The Northern Territory Government recognises that everyone has the right to enjoy a drink responsibly. However, alcohol abuse is a significant cause of violence, trauma and crime in our community.

The Northern Territory Government is addressing alcohol misuse and its effects on individuals, families and communities, with clear policies such as reintroducing the Banned Drinker Register.

A strong whole of government alcohol policy and licensing framework supports responsible alcohol consumption and a safer community.

The Northern Territory Government is seeking to develop an evidence-based overarching alcohol harm reduction framework, following a review of alcohol policies and legislation.

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The Government will form a response to the recommendations for the development of an alcohol harm reduction framework, including advice on the key matters in the Terms of Reference and considerations for legislative reforms. These will be released publicly along with the Expert Advisory Panel’s final report.