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NAAPA Alcohol Policy Election Forum on 5 March

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Ahead of the NSW State Election in March, NAAPA is holding an election forum giving communities an opportunity to raise important questions about alcohol policy with their political representatives.

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NSW Election Poll: Majority support for alcohol measures

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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.

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Frontline health experts call on NSW government to maintain lockouts

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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.

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Not one more: NSW MP’s urged to back new plan on alcohol

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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 Oppositi...

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Alcohol inquiry cautioned not to judge without proper evaluation

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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 alco...

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NAAPA Forum: Alcohol Policy in NSW: Where to now?

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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 [&hel...

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NAAPA welcomes new measures

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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. ...

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Liquor Review: Foggo fee increase a start

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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 [&...

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NAAPA welcomes Oppositions commitment to reduce alcohol harms in NSW

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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 co...

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NAAPA Community Forum

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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 professio...

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