Can social clubs help alcohol restrictions for remote indigenous communities?
The Northern Territory government has prompted the federal party to pursue social clubs as a means of fighting the community effects of alcohol bans. Remote indigenous communities in NT have faced years of difficulty surrounding their rights to alcohol consumption and drinking in moderation at social clubs could possible be an ongoing solution to this issue.
Federal politicians have stated that social clubs could possibly have more negative effects, but Aboriginal members from local communities wish for this reform to be tested. Although alcohol related problems in the community are rampant, a complete restriction may only cause further problems.