NAAPA welcomes new measures

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

Liquor Review: Foggo fee increase a start

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

NAAPA submission to ACT Liquor Act Review

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.

NAAPA welcomes Oppositions commitment to reduce alcohol harms in NSW

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

NAAPA Community Forum

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

NAAPA’s Submission to Liquor Act review

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

Alcohol consumption and harms in the ACT

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.

NAAPA launches in the ACT

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

NAAPA welcomes commencement of Liquor Act review

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