Communities back call for alcohol bans

Debbie Guest; 12/4/10

boriginal people are behind a surge in support for alcohol bans in their communities, according to the West Australian government, which is crediting restrictions with helping curb domestic violence and increasing school attendance. Complete bans will be implemented soon at two Kimberley communities at their own request, bringing the number of communities with a ban on alcohol to six. Only one of those communities, Oombulgurri, had the ban imposed by the government without the backing of the community.