Woolworths lodged an application to build a Dan Murphy’s liquor outlet on the corner of Osgood Drive and Bagot Road, Eaton.

Woolworths appealed the NT Liquor Commission decision to the NT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT)

Woolworths withdraws case from Federal Court action against the NT Government.

Woolworths applied to the Federal Court of Australia to have the amendments made under the The Liquor Amendment Regulations 2016 declared invalid on the basis that they were not within the regulation making powers of the Government.

Woolworths applied to substitute an existing licence for a Dan Murphy’s store and threatened to take the NT Government to court.

The NT Government amended the Liquor Regulations to make it a condition of a store licence that the retail floor space was limited to a maximum of 400 square metres.

The NT Government’s five-year moratorium on new take-away liquor licences came into effect on this day.

This completes recommendations 1.1.4 – 1.1.6 of the Riley Review, and is an initiative under the NT Alcohol Harm Minimisation Action Plan 2018-2019.  

The NT Government announces legislation to reestablish an NT Liquor Commission.

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The Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review Final Report made a range of recommendations to reduce alcohol harm in the NT. The NT Government has implemented almost all of these recommendations.

  FARE welcomed the review saying “the exhaustive review and its recommendations set a new benchmark for effective alcohol harm reduction measures…and will transform the lives of most Territorians”. View the report | View the media release

In 2017, an independent review into alcohol in the NT — the Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review (Riley Review) was established to tackle the high level of alcohol harm in the NT.

The Independent Expert Advisory Panel, Chaired by Justice Trevor Riley, undertook wide public consultation on all aspects of the current alcohol policies and legislation together with the Liquor Act. The overarching objective of the review was to provide recommendations to the NT Government on evidence based best practice alcohol harm prevention and management initiatives. Read more