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.
August 2013: This submission to the NSW Government Review of the Liquor Act 2007 and the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007, outlines key reforms to reduce alcohol-related harms in NSW.
A new coalition of health, community, and frontline organisations working to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was launched in Canberra today. The launch coincided with the release of the paper, Alcohol consumption and harms in the ACT, which found that just under half (44.5%) of ACT residents aged over READ MORE
The NSW and ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) today welcomes the announcement of the NSW Statutory Review of the Liquor Act 2007. NAAPA has been urging the Government to release the Terms of Reference for the Review and is pleased to see the Government has now commenced the consultation process. Foundation for Alcohol Research and READ MORE
30 June 2013: The NSW Government has been told that time is running out to conduct a comprehensive review of the NSW Liquor Act and that further delays to the five year statutory review process calls into question the Government’s commitment to reducing alcohol harms in NSW. Government fails to act on liquor act review READ MORE