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Feb 14, 2013

NT Aboriginal communities long demanded alcohol bans

Any analysis of alcohol issues is complex and requires a very careful look at multiple data sets and knowledge of what is going on to explain data trends. The

Any analysis of alcohol issues is complex and requires a very careful look at multiple data sets and knowledge of what is going on to explain data trends. The article by Chris Graham in Crikey this week wasn’t careful enough.

At the outset, Graham’s assertion that it has been Canberra that has led the game in positing alcohol bans is completely inaccurate and ahistorical. And, frankly, anti-Aboriginal.

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3 thoughts on “NT Aboriginal communities long demanded alcohol bans

  1. GF50

    Good article, Aboriginal communities are to be supported in their self determination and setting of policy that are working to improve the health of their people.

  2. Christopher Nagle

    At last, a commentator on indigenous affairs who is not part of the usual ideological cant and obfuscation.

  3. Jon Hunt

    It’s good to see that measures have actually been agreed on in reducing alcohol intake. Now, if this could only be done everywhere else as well….

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