BDR ID Address Question Targets Blacks

The Trust has received a number of requests for us to publish a post about the Banned Drinker Register. It seems that many black territorians are being asked for their address when purchasing alcohol as the identification they are using does not have their address (e.g. Working With Children Card). Nothing wrong so far. However some shopkeepers are only asking black customers for their address. White customers with the exact same form of identification are not being asked for their address.

Shops named include Coles, Woolworths as well as a number of small shops in Darwin and Palmerston. The Trust urges anyone who feels they have been discriminated against when purchasing alcohol in the NT to lodge a complaint with the shop and the NT Health Department. Do not hesitate to contact the NT Anti-Discrimination Commission.

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