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.
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).
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.
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).
Patricia Menéndez, Don Weatherburn, Kypros Kypri and Jacqueline Fitzgerald look at the impact of the January 2014 liquor licence reforms on assaults in NSW.
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.
NSW Labor’s plan to tackle alcohol related harm. Released November 2013.
The 2013 Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education Annual Alcohol Poll Snapshot: New South Wales
The Police Association of NSW’s submission to the statutory review of the Liquor Act 2007.
NAAPA submission to the statutory review of the Liquor Act 2007.