Remote communities could vote on new booze bans to combat skyrocketing youth crime in Outback towns after alcohol laws lapsed
- Vote to allow communities to opt-in to booze bans suggested
- New rules in force in Alice Springs to combat rising youth crime
- Opposition is calling for tougher restrictions
Communities in central Australia could participate in a formal vote on establishing alcohol bans as federal and territory governments work to combat the Alice Springs crime crisis.
Northern Territory Chief Minister Natasha Fyles suggested the Electoral Commission could hold the vote on whether communities want to opt-in or out of widespread alcohol bans.
Her comments were made following Tuesday’s meeting with Prime Minister