Alice warn­ing

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

STATE MPs have been warned Alice Springs could col­lapse as a com­mu­nity if some­thing is not done ur­gently to curb the steady in­crease in al­co­hol abuse and vi­o­lence. Lo­cals claim they will be forced to move if the NT La­bor gov­ern­ment does not take con­trol of the ‘‘ rivers of grog’’. About 200 mem­bers of the Ac­tion for Alice group ral­lied out­side a sitting of the NT par­lia­ment held yes­ter­day. Ac­cord­ing to the NT Coun­try Lib­eral op­po­si­tion, crime in the Alice has risen by 47 per cent since 2007.

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