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Why don’t friends and relatives of underage drinkers comply with secondary supply laws in NSW?

Australian Catholic University – The study sought to explore why Australian adults continue to provide alcohol to adolescents despite being aware that this behaviour is illegal. Given the substantial body of literature exploring reasons for compliance with traffic laws, we also sought to explore similarities and differences in perceptions of secondary supply, speeding, and drink driving offences.

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RBT Scorecard – WA blows, NSW Program most effective

A new study examining the relationship between Random Breath Testing (RBT) and alcohol-related traffic crashes (ARTC) has found that New South Wales has the best performing RBT program in the country. Western Australia was ranked last by the study, which determined that the most effective annual rate of RBT for larger jurisdictions (geographical or population […]

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A national examination of Random Breath Testing and alcohol-related traffic crash rates (2000-2012)

University of Queensland – This research examines the relationship between Random Breath Testing (RBT) and alcohol-related traffic crashes (ARTC) for each Australian jurisdiction, in order to better understand state-specific trends and to undertake a national comparison which ranks the success of the RBT programs operating in each jurisdiction.

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NAAPA welcomes new measures

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. NAAPA spokesperson, […]

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Knowledge, attitudes and practice within the West Australian justice system

Overall the research found that the Western Australian justice system is poorly prepared and resourced to consider the neurocognitive impairments associated with FASD and that training and resources for those working in the justice system are required.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) within the Criminal Justice Sector in Queensland

This research set out to survey the knowledge, attitudes, practices and training deficits within Queensland criminal justice agencies in regard to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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Zero BAC limit for drivers under 25

A proposal to introduce a zero blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for all drivers under 25 years is one of 28 recommendations to a Government Inquiry currently examining strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people in New South Wales (NSW). The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has also called for a clampdown […]

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Supply means supply: Measuring the effectiveness of an underage drinking intervention targeting secondary supply

Supply means supply sought to reduce the supply of alcohol to minors by informing the community about what constitutes secondary supply and by emphasising the illegality of secondary supply and the considerable financial penalties associated with it.

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A process and outcome evaluation of the Under The Limit (UTL) therapeutic drink driving program for recidivist and high range offenders

Drink driving is a major public health issue and this report examines the experiences of convicted offenders who participated in an established drink driving rehabilitation program Under the Limit (UTL).

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Researching people with problematic alcohol consumption and mental health and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system

This randomised trial of adolescents presenting to hospital emergency departments in Perth with problems related to alcohol or other drug use, used the then recently implemented system of linking records in hospitals and medical practices in Western Australia. The aim of this research was to validate the use of hospital record linkage procedures as a method of collecting follow-up data and to use this methodology to assemble outcome data on the study cohort.