Research evidence for reducing alcohol-related harm and impact of Newcastle conditions

Jul 17, 2012

A/Prof John Wiggers Director, Population Health, and School of Medicine and Population Health, University of Newcastle, looks at the evidence for reducing alcohol-related harm and the impact of Newcastle s104 licensing conditions between 2008 – 2011.

Newcastle Intervention – statistics

Jul 17, 2012

Research conducted by the NSW Health Hunter New England Local Health District on the effect measures introduced in Newcastle have had on alcohol-related violence.

Research evidence for reducing alcohol-related harm

May 30, 2012

Research evidence for reducing alcohol-related harm, produced by A/prof John Wiggers Director, Population Health, and School of Medicine and Population Health, University of Newcastle. Research focusing on regulating supply, reducing demand, drink driving, treatment and early intervention, and community programs.

Annual Alcohol Poll: Attitudes and Behaviours – FARE

Mar 20, 2012

FARE’s nation-wide Annual Alcohol Poll was launched today in Sydney. The Poll provides an insight into Australia’s attitudes towards alcohol, and keeps the FARE team connected to how Australians feel about the way that we drink and its impacts on the community.

Considering local context when evaluating a closed circuit television system in public spaces – AIC

Oct 1, 2011

The use of CCTV as a tool to prevent crime in public spaces continues to expand, in particular among local governments (Iris Research Ltd 2005). Indeed, its popularity and use is not restricted solely to preventing crime. CCTV has been implemented for a range of purposes that includes use as an access control measure, as a method to reduce fear of crime and improve perceptions of community safety, to potentially detect crime and also to be an evidentiary tool (Allard, Wortley & Stewart 2006).

Alcohol: Reducing The Harm and Curbing The Culture of Excess – WALA

Jun 23, 2011

Alcohol has been a part of community life for many years. Most Western Australians, most of the time, consume alcohol in a responsible manner. However, as excess alcohol consumption has become a major problem in the community, the State Government must continue to try to legislate to reduce this harm. The State’s average consumption of alcohol is now at a similar level to that in Ireland. Some of the State’s regional consumption rates are the highest in the world.

Alcohol and assault on Friday and Saturday nights: Findings from the DUMA program – AIC

May 1, 2011

In 2010, the Australian Alcohol Education and Research Foundation (AERF) released its report into the hidden harms associated with alcohol use. A key focus of that report was the not previously estimated, but tangible, costs of alcohol’s harm to others, which according to the authors amounted to a total of $14.2b annually.

Trends in assaults after midnight – NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Apr 25, 2011

On 11 March 2008, following a number of requests from the public and the media, the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) published a ranked list of the top 1001 licensed premises for assaults occurring between January and September 2007. On 30 October 2008, new licence restrictions were imposed on the top 48 licensed premises on BOCSAR’s top 100 list.

MEDIA RELEASE: Trends in assaults after midnight – NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Apr 19, 2011

The crackdown on violent pubs and clubs instigated after March 2008 has resulted in a large reduction in the number of assaults, not just on licensed premises but on other premises types as well, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

The impact of small changes in bar closing hours on violence. The Norwegian experience from 18 cities – Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research

Mar 25, 2011

The fact that alcohol consumption plays a significant role for violent behaviour (1, 2) and that licensed premises are ‘hot spots’ for such behaviour (2-5) suggests that strategies to prevent heavy drinking in pubs and bars are particularly relevant for curbing violence. Violence in or around licensed premises varies significantly.