ACT Labor and the Canberra Liberals have little interest in protecting Canberra’s children and families from alcohol harm, according to a scorecard on alcohol policy released today.
Hall & Partners Open Mind were engaged by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education to conduct an independent evaluation of the Women Want to Know project, which encourages health professionals to routinely discuss alcohol and pregnancy with women.
Health advocates have called on ACT politicians to ban alcohol advertising at Canberra's sporting grounds and expand the Territory's Liquor Board to include parents.
A rigorous and independent evaluation of a project that encouraged health professionals to discuss the risks of alcohol and pregnancy with women has judged the campaign a success and delivered important recommendations for future health promotion projects.
Alcohol advertising would be banned from ACT sporting grounds and on all ACT Government property, and the Liquor Advisory Board expanded to include parent representatives, under a bold plan designed to protect Canberra children from alcohol harm.
The sunshine state’s 2am last drinks and associated measures will be independently evaluated by a team of Australia’s leading alcohol researchers in a Queensland and Commonwealth Government funded project unprecedented in both its size and scope.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) says the Callinan report into New South Wales (NSW) liquor laws has made a strong case for the state-wide application of the modest trading hour measures and has welcomed the exhaustive review findings.