Health officials call for curbs to Northern Territory alcohol supplies | Pacific Beat

Health officials call for curbs to Northern Territory alcohol supplies

Health officials call for curbs to Northern Territory alcohol supplies

Updated 12 April 2013, 11:18 AEST

In Australia's Northern Territory, a regional health authority is calling on the government to re-implement at register of banned drinkers, after a spate of alcohol related deaths.

Alcohol abuse has become a major issue for indigenous Australians, and health authorities say while that can talk to people about cutting back on their own drinking, unless the are limits on supply, tragedies will continue to happen.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney

Speaker: Sean Heffernan, Chief Executive of the Katherine West Health Board, Northern Territory

 

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