The NT Government is just two Police Auxiliary Liquor Inspectors away from its promise of 75, as a key part of the plan to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime and violence on the street.
Fifteen fresh-faced liquor inspectors have graduated today bringing the total across the Territory to 73.
The inspectors first began appearing in bottle shops earlier this year, following a rise in anti-social behaviour and public drunkeness.
The measures, backed by an $11.83 million investment annually, have seen alcohol-related assaults down to a 10-year low, according to the government.
There have also been significant reductions in alcohol-related emergency department admissions.
"Our plan to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime and violence is working and PALIs are playing a big role in that success," Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Nicole Manison said.
"Alcohol-related assaults are at a 10-year low and this is taking pressure off vital frontline services including our police, our paramedics and our nurses."
Spread between Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, the government has said its liquor inspectors were having a "huge impact".
The latest crime statistics show alcohol-related assaults are steadily reducing in Katherine.
Alcohol-related assaults in Darwin have fallen 13 per cent and 38 per cent in Alice Springs.
Territorians drink more than anyone else in Australia per capita, and are among the highest in the world.
The inspectors are just one aspect of the 219 recommendations from the Riley Review, which called for some of the biggest-ever changes to the NT's alcohol policies.
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