Alcohol Review - Issue 89, February 4th 2023
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This week: Northern Territory crisis report expected next week; Alcohol ad ban mooted in Germany; Minimum pricing had no economic impact; Alcohol found not to impair sex attack memory. And more.
Northern Territory crisis report expected next week
The Australian federal government is expected to publish a report recommending urgent new alcohol restrictions and extra funding to tackle the underlying causes of a crime wave in Alice Springs and elsewhere in Northern Territory. Problems have risen sharply since alcohol restrictions lapsed in July last year. Leaders of the territory’s Labor government are resisting pressure to reimpose alcohol restrictions which they say are racist. But it did tighten restrictions in Alice Springs last week. Meanwhile the mayors of two other towns said they want to see tigher alcohol restrictions like those in Alice Springs.
Alcohol ad ban mooted in Germany
Germany's drugs “tsar” Burkhard Blienert said that alcohol advertising should be banned online, in social media and in broadcast media, ideally around the clock but at least during prime time.
Minimum pricing had no economic impact
Evidence gathered does not suggest that Scotland’s minimum unit price has significantly impacted the economic performance of the alcoholic drinks industry in Scotland, according to a report by Frontier Economics.
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