Article in todays Saturday June 19 2004 Sydney Daily Telegraph.

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"Not the right mix for fisherman""

A NSW tourist has been fined $2000 for carrying liquor into an Aboriginal community on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula, which is deemed an alcohol free zone.

The 30-year-old from Forbes appeared in Cairns Magistrate Court yesterday and pleaded guilty to the charge after liquor was found in his car.

The court heard the man was travelling to Weipa on a fishing trip with two cartons of beer and vodka mixers in his car. This was in breach of local alcohol rules.

He told authorities he was forced to stop in the Aboriginal community of Kowanyama after running out of petrol"
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 13:57

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 13:57
Did they say what the limit was on how much alcahol he was allowed to carry or is it nil ON aboriginal land where he was, aren't you allowed a certain amount.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 14:07

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 14:07
Depends on the tribe Baz. Some allow none others 1 slab. Best bet is to take none or stay away all together.
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Follow Up By: Big Dog - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 14:42

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 14:42
No Mention that was the total article
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 14:08

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 14:08
Which prompts me to ask ....... Did the government minister that also recently took alcohol to an aboriginal community onboard their plane get fined $2000.00???
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 17:33

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 17:33
Hmmm, was that a minister or one of the staff. I believe the person lost their job and the minister got a kick in the backside.
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Reply By: Oz Trekker - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 07:42

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 07:42
I saw an interview with this bloke & his mate on the 7 news a couple of nights ago. They knew that they weren't allowed to take booze into the community - the sign on the outskirts said so, but they still took it in. Their biggest mistake was that they were too honest - when asked if they had grog on board they said yes. One of the blokes said that they had thought about leaving it on the side of the road outside town, but thought that they might get busted for littering.

It makes you wonder why one of them didn't stay with the booze outside of town while the other went in for fuel.

Jeff
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