Steve Price is joined by the Chief Executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education Michael Thorne to discuss lockout laws in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Australia’s leading alcohol policy and advocacy organisation has highlighted the South Australian Government’s failure to acknowledge the public health impact of alcohol in its current review of liquor licensing legislation.
Restrictions on the sale of alcohol, such as those currently in place in the Norseman community in Western Australia’s Goldfields region, can have a long-term impact on local alcohol problems.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) provided a submission to the South Australian Government's review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, which is an opportunity to introduce policies which improve the health, safety and wellbeing of all South Australians. FARE makes a total of 30 recommendations for the South Australian Government, outlining reforms that are proven solutions to reduce alcohol-related harms.
This research report examines the long-term impact of the Voluntary Liquor Accord in the Norseman community in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.
It's been over 6 years since the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol reduced the safe level of drinking for pregnant women from seven standard drinks per week to zero, but the message is still not getting through to patients and frontline doctors, according to experts in fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD).
Most Queenslanders support tougher lockout laws to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence. That's according to a Galaxy poll of 350 Queenslanders that found 74 per cent of respondents supported a state government plan to call last drinks at 2 or 3am.
The battle over the state's nightlife continues, with a new Galaxy poll finding three-quarters of Queenslanders support reducing trading hours for licensed venues, while clubs and venue owners spent Monday pleading with a parliamentary committee to not let the "terrorists" win.