Last Drinks Coalition Submission to the Newcastle Independent Liquor Law Review

Feb 16, 2018

The Last Drinks Coalition made a submission to the Newcastle Independent Liquor Law Review in February 2018, calling on the NSW Government to maintain and strengthen the current raft of successful liquor laws.

You can view the full submission here.


Annual alcohol poll 2017: Attitudes and behaviours

Apr 27, 2017

Harmed, drunk and dangerous: Aussies concerned over Australia’s drinking problem

Aussies are growing increasingly worried about the negative impacts of alcohol, with the majority believing Australia has a problem with alcohol abuse.

Now in its eighth year, the Annual alcohol poll 2017: Attitudes and behaviours – takes an in-depth look at Australian attitudes towards alcohol, their drinking behaviours, and their perspectives on key alcohol policies.

This year, for the first time, the poll reveals Australians’ strong attitudes to the relationship between alcohol and family and domestic violence, with a staggering majority of Australians (92 per cent) believing alcohol is linked to family and domestic violence.

See FARE’s full report and videos here

Annual alcohol poll 2016: Attitudes and behaviours

May 18, 2016

Each year the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s (FARE) national alcohol poll provides valuable trend data and insights into community perspectives on alcohol. See the 2016 poll here. 

Alcohol related violence​ in Sydney

Apr 20, 2016

On the 24th of February 2014 the NSW Government imposed new restrictions (contained in the Liquor Amendment Act, 2014).A forthcoming BOCSAR report examines the monthly count of non-domestic assaults recorded by the NSW Police since January 2009 to June 2015: a total of 78 months (62 months prior to lockout intervention and 16 months post the lockout intervention).

RESEARCH: Alcohol Harm in Emergency Departments (AHED) Program

Nov 4, 2015

The AHED program conducts research into the extent and impact of alcohol harm in our EDs, is trialling initiatives to monitor and reduce alcohol and other drug harms, and advocates for alcohol policy reform. 

Mapping the impact of the Sydney lockout laws on assault

Aug 24, 2015

It has been well publicised that in February 2014 the NSW Government introduced legislation to try and curb alcohol related violence in the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross areas (see OLGR fact sheet). The intervention included lockouts and earlier closing times for licensed premises in the target precincts. In April 2015 the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) released an evaluation of the intervention which found that since February 2014 (up to September 2014) there had been significant decreases in non-domestic assaults in the Sydney CBD entertainment precinct (down 26%) and the Kings Cross precinct (down 32%) (Menéndez, 2015).

Lockouts and last drinks

Apr 17, 2015

Patricia Menéndez, Don Weatherburn, Kypros Kypri and Jacqueline Fitzgerald look at the impact of the January 2014 liquor licence reforms on assaults in NSW.

Liquor Act review

Dec 16, 2013

The Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing, and Minister for the Arts, the Hon George Souris MP, has today (13th December 2013) released the report on the review of the Liquor Act 2007 and the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007. The report will also be tabled in each House of Parliament on the next available sitting day.