Alex Bruce wants drinking in public to be re-criminalised

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Hospitality NT CEO Alex Bruce would like to see drinking on the street once again become a crime in the NT, after legislation changed back in 2019 to allow public drinking. He says when it was illegal, it meant there were checks and identifications done on people who my have been committing other crimes...but now there's reduced ability to nab anti-social behaviour.

Alex also welcomes the changes to the CHO directions, after the hospitality was hit particularly hard by people being out for 7 days when deemed a close contact, which has now been abolished in the NT.