A coalition of alcohol experts including doctors and researchers have accused federal, state and territory governments of failing to properly acknowledge the role of alcohol in family violence.
Domestic violence and alcohol experts, doctors, Indigenous leaders, and leading researchers say that failing to address the role of alcohol at this week’s Council of Australian Governments (COAG) summit on family violence will be a missed opportunity that risks the safety of families across Australia.
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.