Tourists are opting to drive through Alice Springs instead of staying overnight because they fear for their safety, a Central Australian tourism body says.
- Tourism operators say tourists are avoiding staying in Alice Springs due to rising crime rates
- They’re urging the NT government to act immediately to reinforce law and order
- Alcohol-fuelled assault rates have increased by 20 per cent in 12 months
Tourism Central Australia moved a motion this week, urging the Northern Territory government to take immediate action to enforce law and order in Alice Springs, saying crime is reaching “crisis levels”.
Chief executive Danial