The sale of takeaway alcohol will be banned in Alice Springs on Mondays and Tuesdays, and restricted on other days, in a bid to combat surging youth crime.
Tough booze laws to fight NT crime crisis
Drinkers in central Australia are facing tough new takeaway alcohol sales restrictions, as the Northern Territory government attempts to curb surging youth crime in Alice Springs.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met with territory leaders in the remote city, where many locals are fed up with the violence and calling for federal intervention.
He was joined by Indigenous Australians Minister Linda Burney, who along with NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles, announced a series of measures designed to curb anti-social activity.
They included a three-month ban on the sale of takeaway alcohol in the region on Mondays and Tuesdays and reduced trading hours on other days, with a limit of one purchase per person each day.