• Keep Sydney safe: Open for business

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  • Have your say: Independent review of the impact of liquor law reforms

    A review is now underway to consider the effectiveness of laws which regulate the sale of alcohol in order to reduce violence and other harms in Sydney CBD and across New South Wales (NSW).

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  • Cop the facts: Lockout laws save lives

    Modest alcohol restrictions are a much better alternative to allowing alcohol-fuelled violence on the streets.

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  • NAAPA submission to the Review of the Three Strikes Disciplinary scheme in NSW

    A government program designed to ensure licensed venues across New South Wales comply with liquor regulation is failing to target the industry’s worst repeat offenders.

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  • NAAPA submission to the ACT issues paper: Proposals for regulatory reform

    NAAPA provided a submission to the ACT Government on the Issues paper.

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  • ACT: risky drinking sees alcohol harms rise

    NAAPA’s submission to the ACT Liquor Act Issues paper highlights that Canberrans are drinking more and at riskier levels than the national average.

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  • Creating a healthier and safer NSW

    Campaigning by NAAPA in the lead up to the 2015 NSW State Election results in a number of significant wins.

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The NSW and ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) is an alliance of health, community, emergency services and research organisations that has been formed with the objective of promoting evidence-based actions to prevent and reduce acute and chronic alcohol-related harms.

Our mission

The Alliance provides a shared voice for organisations in New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in response to the issues of alcohol-related harms in their jurisdictions.

It has a number of roles including to:

  • Develop and support effective alcohol policy reform in NSW and the ACT and ensure that agreed alcohol policy is better promoted, evaluated and sustained across both jurisdictions.
  • Advocate for evidence-based alcohol policy reforms to address the increasing concerns of alcohol-related harms in NSW and the ACT.
  • Identify research gaps in NSW and the ACT in regards to addressing alcohol-related harms and continue to build on the evidence-base to support alcohol policy reform.
  • Facilitate coordinated policy, advocacy and research for organisations concerned with alcohol-related harms in NSW and the ACT.
  • Lead the public debate on alcohol-related policy issues in the NSW and the ACT.

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Our Policy Priorities

NAAPA’s policy priorities are focused on three areas where the NSW and ACT Governments can have the greatest influence in reducing alcohol-related harms. These are:

  • Alcohol availability

    Alcohol is more available than it ever has been, contributing to significant levels of harm. Reducing the availability of alcohol through reducing trading hours and the density of liquor outlets are effective policies to reduce alcohol harms.
  • Alcohol pricing and promotion

    Alcohol is more affordable than it has been in three decades and more heavily promoted than ever before. Prohibiting the reckless promotion of alcohol, including extreme price discounting are effective polices to reduce alcohol harms.
  • Community engagement

    Navigating the liquor licensing and planning systems is complex, making it difficult for the community to make complaints and object to new liquor licenses. Support is needed for communities to have a greater say on the way that alcohol is made available in their neighbourhoods.

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Featured News

Keeping lockouts strong

Rev. Crews speaks with Dr. Gordian Fulde from St. Vincent’s Hospital and Michael Thorn from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education about the importance of maintaining strong lockout laws.

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Michael Thorn discusses successful trading hours measures in QLD & NSW

Steve Price is joined by the Chief Executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education Michael Thorne to discuss lockout laws in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

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