Declare moratorium for online alcohol licences

14 February 2019: The NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) is calling for an immediate moratorium on new online alcohol licences until an urgent review has been carried out by the incoming NSW Government. “The online alcohol market has exploded, becoming the ‘wild west’ of under-regulation,” said NAAPA spokesperson and Chief Executive of the Foundation for READ MORE

Urgent election priority: catch-up regulation making ‘online alcohol’ safer

9 January 2019: Uber Eats and other food delivery services would be banned from selling alcohol; buying alcohol would not be possible via AfterPay or similar ‘buy now pay later’ services; and online alcohol deliveries would be next-day only, under an Election Platform designed to make NSW safer and healthier. One of four reforms proposed READ MORE

Borsak’s bill a dangerous play for violence over vibrancy

19 November 2018: NSW MLC Robert Borsak has been accused of propagating a dangerous fiction that would derail Sydney’s new vibrancy, threaten community health and safety, and put the city’s frontline emergency workers back in the firing line of violence, again. The NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) says claims by the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party READ MORE

NSW govt bulldozes community safeguards under guise of legislative update

22 August 2018: The New South Wales Government is recklessly trampling community safeguards under the guise of a routine legislative update, according to the state’s public health and medical experts. The warning comes ahead of today’s Liquor & Gaming NSW 2018 Regulatory Roundtable in Sydney, with the NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) highly critical of READ MORE

Submission to the NSW Inquiry into the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Prohibition Bill 2015

November 2017: Alcohol is one of the most heavily promoted products in the world. It is encouraging to see that alcohol advertising is becoming a prominent issue on the New South Wales (NSW) Parliament’s agenda as alcohol advertising contributes to the normalisation of alcohol use and reinforces the harmful drinking culture that currently exists in Australia.

Submission to the Liquor & Gaming NSW evaluation of the Community Impact Statement requirement for liquor applications

September 2017: Community participation in licensing matters is a function of democratic governance and procedural fairness. That is why the NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) welcomed the opportunity to provide comment on the Liquor & Gaming NSW Evaluation of the Community Impact Statement requirement for liquor licence applications Discussion Paper.

Bound and gagged – NSW liquor licensing silences community objections

24 August 2017: New South Wales communities are being robbed of the opportunity to object to or complain about liquor licence applications, by an unfair, complex and outdated regulatory system. In its submission to Liquor and Gaming NSW’s Evaluation of the Community Impact Statement requirement for liquor applications, the state’s leading alcohol policy coalition, the NSW READ MORE

Flawed ‘three strikes’ scheme further undermined by hasty government proposal

21 May 2017: A government program designed to ensure licensed venues across New South Wales comply with liquor regulation was already failing to target the industry’s worst repeat offenders. Now critics say a bill, introduced to Parliament by Racing Minister Paul Toole, threatens to further weaken the scheme and put the safety of patrons and READ MORE

Submission to the Liquor & Gaming NSW evaluation of Kings Cross alcohol sales data reporting requirement Discussion Paper

April 2017: This submission supports the 2016 research report conducted by the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) on Understanding Alcohol Sales Data in Australia (2016 CAPR Report), and argues that accurate and reliable collection of state-wide wholesale and retail alcohol sales data will enable NSW to pave the way for a national standard of alcohol sales data.