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
The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) has welcomed the measures announced today by Premier Barry O’Farrell to tackle alcohol-related violence in New South Wales. The State’s leading coalition of health professionals, police, community members and researchers says it is clear that the Premier has listened to the people of New South Wales. NAAPA spokesperson, READ MORE
The State’s leading alcohol policy authority says it is pleased that some of the evidenced-based measures it has long called for have been endorsed by the NSW Liquor Act Review. The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) has welcomed the recommendations to introduce Risk Based Licensing, to give communities and local governments a greater say READ MORE
November 2013: NAAPA provided a submission to the two year review of ACT Liquor Laws and Licensing Fees, outlining twenty recommendations for practical and proven solutions to reduce alcohol-related harms.
The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) has today welcomed the NSW Opposition’s plan to reduce alcohol harms in NSW. Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Chief Executive Mr Michael Thorn says the announcement by the NSW Opposition is a significant step forward to addressing the extensive harms that result from alcohol, and commended READ MORE
New South Wales community groups and individuals are demanding a greater say in the liquor licensing decisions that impact their local communities. Their concerns will be voiced at a community forum at Parliament House in Sydney today that will bring together community members, state and local government representatives, police and health professionals to examine the READ MORE
NSW Licenced venues would be required to pay annual licence fees upwards of $25,000 under sweeping changes proposed by the State’s leading alcohol policy coalition. The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) says the introduction of a fairer licensing regime would make the State’s 17,010 liquor licensees more accountable for the alcohol harms they cause READ MORE
August 2013: The 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey found that 86.5 per cent of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) residents over the age of 14 years consume alcohol, and, of these 5.4 per cent consume alcohol daily, and 45.6 per cent consume alcohol weekly.