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1st August 2017

Banned Drinking Register Scanners roll out across Top End

Equipment for the Banned Drinker Register is being rolled out in Darwin, Palmerston and the rural area this week ahead of its Territory-wide return to the Banned Drinker Register on the first of September.

“Seventy per cent of the alcohol sold in the Territory comes from take away outlets so we’re bringing back the Banned Drinker Register to block problem drinkers from accessing take away alcohol. We have listened to the community and are taking action by bringing back the BDR First of September", The Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said.

St Mary’s Football Club is one of the first venues to have the scanners installed. Senior Coach Rick Nolan has welcomed the return of the Banned Drinker Register."The BDR sends a strong message to players, supporters and the broader community if you drink and drive you risk being placed on the BDR Drunk and disorderly behaviour - out on the town could get you on the BDR if you’re involved with alcohol related violence you risk being placed on the BDR Alcohol causes so much harm in our community. Bringing back the BDR is an important supply measure to make our children, families and communities safer”, said Mr Nolan.

The roll out of machinery is almost complete. Minister Fyles said, "The BDR will be in place from September First and then more than a thousand people will automatically be added to the list and banned from buying takeaway alcohol.”

All Territorians and tourists will need to show an accepted form of photo ID to purchase takeaway alcohol.




3rd of August 2017

The Declaration of Nominations for the 2017 NT Council Elections For Darwin and Surrounding Regions.

The Declaration of Nominations for the 2017 Northern Territory NT Council Elections will be announced on Friday the 4th of August, at 12 Noon, at the TCG Centre on Mitchell St, Darwin City. Manger of Public Awareness for the Northern Territory Electoral Commission Suzanne Gulikers, has said the following councils will be declared for Darwin and surrounding areas.

  • City of Darwin
  • Litchfield Council
  • Coomalie Community Government Council
  • Tiwi Islands Regional Council

The following councils nominees to be announced for the Douglas Daly and Cox Peninsula region -

  • Belyuen Community Government Council
  • Victoria Daly Regional Council
  • Wagait Shire Council
  • West Daly Regional Council

Territorians enrolled in the City of Palmerston council area do not vote in the 2017 NT Council elections.

For more information visit the Northern Territory Electoral Commission Website. 




 

August 18th 2017

FIRE BAN 24 HOURS 

There will be a 24 HOUR FIRE BAN PERIOD commencing from 12 o'clock Midnigh for 24 hours, on Saturday the 19th of August for the following areas. 

The NORTHERN FIRE PROTECTION ZONE

No person shall light a fire or cause a fire to be lit in the open in the portion of the Northern Territory within the fire ban areas. 
This includes the DARWIN, BATCHELOR and ADELAIDE RIVER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AREAS and the LITCHFIELD MUNICIPALITY and COOMALIE SHIRE. 

The Fire Ban is valid from midnight to midnight. For further information contact Bushfires NT on 8922 0844 or visit securent.nt.gov.au
 




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