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Australia takes first step towards criminalising alcoholism


Alcoholics could end up in jail in Australia under new measures that experts warn will criminalise alcohol dependency. The Northern Territory yesterday unveiled the country’s toughest police powers to target problem drinking, under which officers will be able to ban anyone charged with a serious alcohol-related offence from owning or consuming grog, or entering a … Continue reading

Adam Giles to be Australia’s first indigenous head of government


Terry Mills has been replaced as Northern Territory chief minister while on an overseas trip to Japan. Taking his place will be Transport Minister Adam Giles, who will become Australia’s first indigenous head of government. Mr Mills’ removal comes only seven months after the Country Liberal Party‘s victory in the NT election, and just a … Continue reading

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