I’m sure it could be done. Keeping it down might be another thing!
Unlikely to happen - we are a territory of less than 250k people, run by a guy who has sent us broke with nothing to show for it, even though he’s lined up all our gas reserves to be fracked to ‘solve the gas crisis’ (which is code for rich people being in crisis because they can’t sell our gas to overseas buyers).
And they reinstated speed limits after a trial under the previous government had no incidents related to speed … but I digress …
… only after 10am on Saturday and public holidays, except Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Monday to Friday it would be 2pm to 9pm at bottleshops and on Sunday only 12 noon to 9pm at pubs with drive-through bottleshops (and members only clubs). Fortified wines are even more restricted in hours.
At each and every one of these locations there will be a police officer stationed at the entrance who may ask for government issued ID and refuse your entry if there is a belief you will commit a liquor related offence. It seems these people tend to profile particular groups, with enough randomness thrown in to attempt to maintain the illusion of non-discrimination.
When you actually purchase, each cash register has a flat bed scanner that will scan your government issued ID and only allow the purchase to continue if the government gives the go-ahead. Allegedly these purchases and approvals are not logged or tracked, except they are - there are limits on some products, and ‘the system knows’ how much you have bought ‘today’ if you try to visit multiple outlets.
Then, except for the Telegraph Station or a permitted special event, there is nowhere in public where you can consume alcohol … or soy sauce I guess …
If you have the evil drink shipped from interstate, the interstate retailer must be registered with the NT government or it is illegal (for both parties one assumes) - it seems few retailers are aware of this interstate, and some I have contacted couldn’t be bothered setting it up for such a small potential customer base.
There is also a floor price, a minimum cost per standard drink and completely restricted areas and regions, which makes it harder for interstate vendors to accommodate NT customers.
Its quite a range of products and it has the potential to impact all sorts of things if common sense doesn’t prevail, like consumption/etc - the original article outlines some scenarios - and the liquor licencing people are already actively protecting us all from them. Bless their souls !!
Other than that, it all makes perfect sense !