A far north Queensland MP says the State Government will not allow any changes to alcohol management plans until Indigenous mayors are certain their communities will be safe.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she is worried the winding back of alcohol restrictions in Queensland and the Northern Territory will reverse gains that have been made .
"There are two communities in particular at the moment that are working on accords and community programs," he said.
"It's really up to them, but the way they're headed by mid-year they'll have a submission ready to put to my [Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs] Minister, Glen Elmes, for further consideration.
"But this isn't a rubber stamp by him.
"This is a process of discussion and negotiation because we want to make sure whatever is put in place works."