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Working as a GP in the Northern Territory, Dr John Boffa has spent more than two decades in pursuit of his life-long commitment to Indigenous health development and alcohol-based reform. Here, he casts his eye over the alcohol-pricing changes afoot in the NT and offers his thoughts on whether the measures will actually work.


From 1 October, one standard drink in the Northern Territory will cost a minimum of $1.30. This is known as floor price, which is used to calculate the minimum cost at which a product can