Investigating the introduction of the alcohol minimum unit price in the NT
First evaluation of the minimum alcohol unit price
On 22 August 2018 amendments to the Northern Territory Liquor Act 1978 (the Act) were passed in the NT Legislative Assembly, introducing a minimum alcohol unit price MUP, commonly referred to as a minimum floor price. On 1 October 2018 the MUP was set at $1.30 per standard drink contained in the alcohol product, where the meaning of 'a standard drink is the volume of a liquor product that contains 10g of ethyl alcohol when measured at 20°C'. The legislative amendment prohibits selling alcohol below the price of $1.30 per standard drink (as compared to the $1.50 recommended by the Riley Review), and imposes the minimum price as an automatic condition of a liquor licence.
First evaluation of the MUP: With a consortium of highly skilled researchers from around Australia, Deakin University's Centre for Drug use, Addictive and Anti-social behaviour Research (CEDAAR) has led the investigation of the impacts of the introduction of the alcohol minimum unit price in the NT.