March 2015: NAAPA wrote to each of the political parties and independents contesting the NSW state election in March, seeking their responses to 15 key alcohol policy questions outlined in the alliance’s election platform. Find out what how each of the political representatives scored, what they intend to do to reduce alcohol harms, and what commitments they have made for the next term.
Today’s announcement that the Baird Government will invest in the prevention of harm to children from alcohol has been welcomed by the country’s leading alcohol research and advocacy organisation and an alliance of 47 organisations working to promote evidence-based actions to prevent alcohol-related harms in NSW.
Two thirds of New South Wales (NSW) residents support the measures introduced last summer to curb alcohol-fuelled violence and, just weeks out from the 2015 State Election, voters are now calling on party leaders to outline their plans to address alcohol harms.
Amid growing concern that the NSW Government may buckle to industry pressure, the NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) has today called on the Acting Premier Troy Grant to give an unqualified assurance that he will not reverse the successful life-saving measures introduced in Sydney to prevent alcohol-related violence.
The State’s leading coalition of health professionals, emergency and law enforcement services, community members and researchers will today unveil a roadmap to reduce alcohol harms across New South Wales (NSW). With the State again bracing for an increase in harms over the summer, and the NSW election only months away, the Government and Opposition are READ MORE
November 2014: NAAPA’s 2015 NSW Election Platform lays out a clear roadmap to prevent and reduce alcohol harms, and contains five key policy priority measures: protecting children and families, putting communities first, reducing disability and disease, preventing street violence and building a robust alcohol harm prevention framework.
The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) has warned a NSW Parliamentary Committee against prematurely judging measures to reduce alcohol-related violence in NSW. In its submission to the NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety’s Inquiry into measures to reduce alcohol and drug-related violence, NAAPA has also taken aim at the alcohol industry’s attempts READ MORE
August 2014: This submission to the NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety Inquiry into measures to reduce alcohol and drug-related violence, makes 15 recommendations on strategies to prevent alcohol harms.
May 2014: This document outlines the NAAPA response to each of the 91 recommendations made in the Report on the statutory review of the Liquor Act 2007 and the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 which was released by the then Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing, the Hon George Souris MP on 13 December 2013.
The NAAPA Forum focused on three key elements of alcohol policy and regulation; Premier Barry O’Farrell’s January announcement of the alcohol violence initiatives and the legislative changes in Sydney and NSW, the review of the NSW Liquor Act 2007 and opportunities for future reforms in alcohol policy in NSW. You can listen to the podcast READ MORE