Nationals Leader David Littleproud says the alcohol ban in Alice Springs should “never have been let go” and the government were “warned” by community groups that they were not ready.
“They want to respect the dignity of Australians to be able to give them the freedom to have alcohol and to be able to use their social security payments to be able to buy that alcohol,” Mr Littleproud told Sky News Australia.
“Where’s the dignity of the women and children who are the victims of this?
“At some stage a government’s responsibility always falls back to one simple principle, to keep it’s people safe – when the individual can’t control themselves then you have to implement policy that protects the greater good, and that’s where this government’s failed.”
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