Following the death at CAAAPU over two weeks ago the Northern Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency is Calling on the Northern Territory Government to put in Plans for Mandatory Alcohol Rehabilitation and to Work Closely with Stakeholders to get Alcohol Policy Right in the Northern Territory.
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It has been reported the CLP Government in the Northern Territory will be closing the facility used for voluntary and mandatory alcohol rehabilitation in Nhulunbuy.
The residential facility in Nhulunbuy was purpose built in 2007 to provide treatment for those with alcohol and other drugs problems. Community groups and traditional owners worked with the former Government to deliver and build the 24 bed facility as it would allow for abuse programs to be completed on country.
Member for Nhulunbuy, Lynne Walker says, “the closure of this hard fought facility would be a disappointing outcome for the community of Nhulunbuy and surrounding regions.”
Pam Reilly talk with Lynne Walker, Member for Nhunlunbuy on Strong Voices.
The Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has been accused of taking debate on mandatory alcohol rehabilitation into the gutter after he accused “leftie” types to “piss off” over their concerns. The People’s Alcohol Action Coalition spokesman Dr John Boffa spoke to CAAMA about the comments.