Dear Chief Minister and Minister for Health,
I applaud the Northern Territory Government for its efforts toward reducing the unacceptable, harmful impacts of alcohol on Territorians.
By adopting a comprehensive package of alcohol reforms, the Northern Territory Labor Government is prioritising the long-term health and well-being of its people.
This significant step includes setting a minimum unit price on alcohol which has very little impact on cost for moderate drinkers and a necessary impact on cost for heavy drinkers.
The package of measures includes setting a minimum unit price on alcohol. This is a highly targeted intervention that will decrease consumption by the heaviest drinkers and in turn, reduce assaults, alcohol–related hospitalisations and deaths. We also know for a fact that it will have little effect on moderate drinkers, either on their consumption levels or their expenditure.