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The Alcohol Management Plan at Pormpuraaw, Queensland, Australia: An Ethnographic Community-Based Study

This report outlines the findings of an ethnographic research project which gathered and analysed the Alcohol Management Plan (AMP) in the remote Indigenous community of Pormpuraaw on the western coast of Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland.

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Program under threat despite dramatic drop in violence in indigenous community

Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs), including one that has helped dramatically reduce violent assault rates in the remote Indigenous community of Pormpuraaw in far north Queensland, are under threat.

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Minimum unit alcohol price to deliver NT dramatic reduction in alcohol harm

The Northern Territory (NT) Government should introduce a floor price on alcohol; a profound intervention that would reduce harm and save lives.

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NT: Too much grog, too much harm

Alcohol is responsible for two deaths, 52 hospitalisations and 69 assaults every week in the Northern Territory (NT). Territorians who want a government that’s willing to embrace real action to stop the harm have asked candidates, including Chief Minister Adam Giles, to present their policies at a public forum in Alice Springs today.

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Policy submissions

QCAA submission to the Discussion paper: Reducing alcohol and other drug impacts in Queensland

The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) provided a submission to the discussion paper, Reducing alcohol and other drug impacts in Queensland for the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Action Plan 2015-17 (Action Plan). QCAA’s submission focuses on alcohol and makes a total of 25 recommendations of key priorities for action to prevent alcohol harms.

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Health professionals’ use of Australian alcohol guidelines

This research aims to establish awareness levels and the current practice of health professionals in relation to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol (Alcohol Guidelines).

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Submission to the Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

This submission was prepared for the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs. The submission provides 32 recommendations for preventing and reducing alcohol harms among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Fare funds scrutiny of alcohol management plans

Leading Indigenous academic Professor Marcia Langton will head a University of Melbourne research team seeking to prove the effectiveness of Alcohol Management Plans (AMP) in combating alcohol misuse in Aboriginal communities. The team will conduct an in-depth case study in the Jilkminggan community in the Northern Territory over nine months, collecting information on how AMPs […]

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New outpatient detox program trialled in Illawarra

Australia’s first outpatient detox program for Aboriginal drinkers is being trialled in the Illawarra region. Open for business and currently enrolling its first clients, the service aims to close the gap in the provision of alcohol withdrawal management services to Indigenous Australians. Developed by the Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Services in collaboration with Drug Health Services […]

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Puppets headline FASD film premiere

A new film headlined by colourful puppets is raising awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and building community pride in Tennant Creek. The short film, Barkly Fights Back, created and performed by the people of Barkly will have its first public showing at the up-coming FASD Film Launch and Community Forum on Sunday 20 […]