Alcohol restrictions on Cape York

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 19:55
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Please be aware of the alcohol restriction on Cape York guys. Two fishermen were fined $2000 for having alcohol for personal use in a restricted area.
For more info check http://www.mcmc.qld.gov.au/community/restricted.php
Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Member - Vince - Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 20:09

Saturday, Jun 19, 2004 at 20:09
Hi Rob.
I saw the news item on TV last night.Perhaps they should have had a little less grog & more fuel on board.They lost their money & grog & worst of all, caught no fish!!
Vince
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 07:08

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 07:08
Rob where did this happen north of Jardine.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 10:30

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 10:30
Thanks for your warning Rob.

Isn't it amazing that in this day and age we can still come up with draconian laws in favour of a minority and against another cultures norm.

These laws do not work and the prepetrators of alcohol abuse in the aboriginal communities will just go elsewhere to wipe themsleves off and cause trouble.

This debate reached a crescendo in Alice Springs some years ago when a local suggested an ID card for people to purchase and consume alcohol. To my mind there was some merit in the suggestion. Licenced premises on communities with the rest of community areas being declared DRY has also been mooted of late to shift the problem back on to the communities. Like drugs and gambling, the government only fiddles around the edges, as too much taxation revenue is derived from other peoples addiction and misery.

Luckily I do not have an addiction(apart form ExplorOz.). So going to the Cape without alcohol isnt an issue with me.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 12:03

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 12:03
Willem the communitys put on the restrictions to help the next generation.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 16:47

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 16:47
guess i'll never get to cape york

something amiss if only taverns are allowed to sell takeaway alcohol on or in these restricted areas....sounds like someone wanting to capitalise and stop others from legitimately carrying their own supplies
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 19:16

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 19:16
I think its sensational positive for tourism... Good on em... That will get the people in...
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 06:23

Monday, Jun 21, 2004 at 06:23
They arnt dry communitys just restrictions and it will help the kids of tomorrow.

All the best
Eric
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Reply By: Jac - Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:35

Sunday, Jun 20, 2004 at 22:35
Agree, the bans are turning those towns around.
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