Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill, Northern Territory Government, Australia

Last updated: 14 May 2014

Contents:

* Submissions
* WGAR Compilations
* Other NT Government Alcohol-related articles

* SUBMISSIONS

WGAR News: NT legal services express concern about operation of Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Scheme (5 Mar 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/03/04/wgar-news-nt-legal-services-express-c...
"Contents:
* NT legal services express their serious concern about the operation of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Scheme
in a joint submission to the NTG's Six Month Review of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Act.
* Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill"

Submissions on the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill
NAAJA: [scroll down page] http://www.naaja.org.au/index.php/current-issues/86-campaigns/143-curren...
"* NTLAC, CAALAS, NAAJA - joint submission
* Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory submission and Appendix
* Law Society Northern Territory submission
* NTCOSS submission
* People's Alcohol Action Coalition submission
* CAAAPU NT submission
* Australian Lawyers for Human Rights submission
* Australian Human Rights Commission submission
* Australian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs submission
* ANTaR submission
* Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education submission
* Jesuit Social Services submission
* WANADA WACOSS submission"

WGAR News: Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) Submission - Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill 2013 (NT) (24 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/23/wgar-news-snaicc-welcomes-appointment...

* WGAR COMPILATIONS

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Hunyor criticises Northern Territory's involuntary treatment policies (14 May 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/13/wgar-news-is-australia-creating-anoth...

WGAR News: Marni Cordell and Lucy Watson, New Matilda: Locked Up Without Legal Representation (30 Apr 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/29/wgar-news-police-checks-targeting-abo...

WGAR News: ... (25 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/24/wgar-news-raising-funds-for-elders-re...
"Contents: ...
* ABC Darwin: Grog rehab not working says NAAJA
* Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill ... "
[NAAJA: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency]

WGAR News: Marc Tong, SBS Living Black Radio: NT Specialist Doctor Resigns Over Mandatory Rehabilitation (29 Dec 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/28/wgar-news-stolen-generations-test-cas...

WGAR News: Michael Coggan, ABC News: Specialist doctor quits NT alcohol rehabilitation program in protest (17 Dec 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/16/wgar-news-french-government-presents-...

WGAR News: The Guardian: Northern Territory to shift problem drinkers from hospital to prison unit (24 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/23/wgar-news-central-australian-grog-sum...

WGAR News: Maintain Court's discretion - Therapy not "throw away the key": APO NT [Alcohol & Drugs] (18 Jul 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/18/wgar-news-maintain-courts-discretion-...
[APO NT: Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the NT - an alliance of CLC, NLC, CAALAS, NAAJA and AMSANT]

WGAR News: NIRS: Six month review for NT [Alcohol] treatment policy (18 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/18/wgar-news-maintain-courts-discretion-...

WGAR News: NT move to mandatory alcohol rehabilitation sparks controversy: Malcolm Sutton, The Guardian UK (3 Jul 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/02/wgar-news-nt-move-to-mandatory-alcoho...
"Contents:
* Northern Territory Government: Robyn Lambley - Minister of Health: Day One of Alcohol Mandatory Treatment
* NIRS: NT compulsory treatment policy gets through Parliament
* Malcolm Sutton, The Guardian UK: NT move to mandatory alcohol rehabilitation sparks controversy
* Julie Edwards, The Guardian UK: Northern Territory alcohol mandatory treatment is an affront to liberty
* Concerned Territorians: Time to Stop and Re-think our Approach to Alcohol Policy in the Territory
* Current Campaigns: NAAJA opposes the Mandatory Alcohol Treatment Bill
* NAAJA, CAALAS and NTLAC: joint submission in relation to the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill
* NACCHO health report: NT debate mandatory rehabilitation for treatment for alcohol dependant persons
* APO NT recent material on Alcohol-related issues
* AMSANT: Options for Alcohol Control in the Northern Territory"

WGAR News: APO NT calls for joint Territory/ Commonwealth Board of Inquiry into Alcohol: APO NT (30 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/29/wgar-news-apo-nt-calls-for-joint-terr...
"Contents:
* APO NT: APO NT calls for joint Territory/Commonwealth Board of Inquiry into Alcohol
* CAAMA: APO NT calls for joint Territory/Commonwealth Board of Inquiry into Alcohol [Featuring John Paterson, APO NT]
* APO NT: Not under the influence of evidence: A sober critique of the Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill
* APO NT: Bite the bullet and drop the Bill - and talk now!
* Claire Mackay, ABC 7.30 NT Video: Changes to mandatory alcohol rehab [Featuring John Paterson, APO NT]"

WGAR News: ... (29 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/28/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...
"Contents: ...
* Sara Everingham, ABC News: NT Chief Minister attacks critics of controversial alcohol plan
* NIRS: Anger over Adam Giles' alcohol policy opponents criticism
* CAAMA: NT Chief Minister Adam Giles warns lefties to "p*ss off"
* Xavier La Canna, NT News: Boffa rejects Giles' 'p*ss-off, leftie' tag"

WGAR News: ... (18 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/17/wgar-news-funding-found-for-aborigina...
"Contents: ...
* CAAMA Video: Amendments to Territory's Alcohol Mandatory Treatment legislation
* NITV News: NT vows to amend Mandatory Alcohol Treatment Bill
* NIRS: Changes to NT mandatory treatment policy
* NIRS: Peak medical group opposed to compulsory rehab plan"

NIRS: Peak bodies tell NT Gov't: Alcohol a health issue (6 Jun 13)
http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29360/Peak-bodies-tell-NT-Gov%2...

WGAR News: CAAMA interview with AMSANT CEO John Paterson: Jail not the answer [Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill] (31 May 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/30/wgar-news-caama-interview-with-amsant...
"Contents:
* CAAMA interview with AMSANT CEO John Paterson: Jail not the answer [Alcohol Mandatory treatment Bill]
* CAAMA: NT proposed Alcohol Mandatory treatment Bill
* ABC The World Today: Aboriginal justice, welfare groups call for rethink on NT plan to force alcoholics into rehab
* Dan Harrison, Canberra Times: NT plan to lock up drunks 'targets aborigines'
* Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: Greens express serious concerns over NT mandatory rehabilitation
* ABC: ACOSS attacks mandatory alcohol rehabilitation
* NIRS: Social services slam NT mandatory treatment policy
* SBS Radionews: Debate continues on NT rehab plan
* Central Land Council: Chairman's address to grog rally"

WGAR News: Priscilla Collins, Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT: Mandatory rehabilitation bill must be released for public consultation (30 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/29/wgar-news-sisters-inside-debbie-kilro...

WGAR News: NIRS: Peak groups want consultation rehab bill (29 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/28/wgar-news-a-poor-mans-treaty-the-con-...

WGAR News: NIRS: Scullion backs NT alcohol policy (29 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/28/wgar-news-a-poor-mans-treaty-the-con-...

WGAR News: CAAMA Radio: NAAJA shares concerns about the new Mandatory Rehabilitation Program (23 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/22/wgar-news-justice-reinvestment-push-b...

* OTHER NT GOVERNMENT ALCOHOL-RELATED ARTICLES

WGAR News: Rollback the Intervention: Submission to Senate Inquiry into Harmful Use of Alcohol in ATSI Communities (14 May 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/13/wgar-news-is-australia-creating-anoth...

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Priscilla Collins, CEO of NAAJA, about the criminalisation of alcohol problems in the NT (30 Nov 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/29/wgar-news-tiga-bayles-interviews-pris...
[NAAJA: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency]

WGAR News: ... (25 Nov 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/24/wgar-news-indigenous-legal-aid-cuts-m...
"Contents: ...
* North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA): The evidence on alcohol is in - again
* Andrea Nierhoff, SBS Radionews: Concerns over NT alcohol control plans
* 9 News: APOs will disadvantage Aboriginal people
* Ildi Amon, SBS Radionews: FASD higher in NT's Indigenous: study ... "

WGAR News: NAAJA - North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency: Alcohol Protection Orders: a bad law that won't work (10 Nov 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/09/wgar-news-compensation-calls-for-the-...

WGAR News: Gail Liston, ABC News: Legal aid service says alcohol bans will not work [Featuring CAALAS] (26 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/25/wgar-news-caalas-celebrates-40-years-...
[CAALAS: Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service]

WGAR News: Emma Murphy, Green Left: Darwin gets groggy with it -- exhibition examines NT booze double-standard (28 Sep 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/27/wgar-news-lets-talks-tiga-bayles-inte...

WGAR News: Emma Murphy, Green Left: New laws to criminalise drinking (20 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/20/wgar-news-the-federal-budget-and-abor...

WGAR News: NAAJA has criticised the NT government's announcement of alcohol protection orders (20 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/20/wgar-news-the-federal-budget-and-abor...
[NAAJA: North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency]

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See also:

Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-...

Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt...

Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT, Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-keeping-them-home-campa...

Background to Aboriginal Community Living Area Land Reform in the Northern Territory (NT)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/12/background-to-aboriginal-community-li...

Background: Calls for 'Stronger Futures' laws to be subject to Human Rights scrutiny
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/07/background-calls-for-stronger-futures...

Background to support for the Yolngu statement and opposition to the 'Stronger Futures' laws
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/10/background-to-support-for-the-yolngu-...

Background to the Ampilatwatja Anti-Intervention Walk-off, Northern Territory (NT), Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/21/background-to-the-ampilatwatja-anti-i...

Background to Income Management for APY Lands in South Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/09/14/background-to-income-management-for-a...

About WGAR News (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights - Australia)
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http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/30/about-wgar-news-working-group-for-abo...

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