The level of harm from alcohol in Australia – harm that is preventable – is cause for substantial concern and should be the focus of urgent action by governments at all levels. Strong community support exists for a range of policy initiatives to address harm from alcohol.
PHAIWA has established action on alcohol as a priority. Addressing alcohol-related harm requires a comprehensive approach, including:
- Reducing young people’s exposure to alcohol advertising and promotion
- Addressing alcohol availability and access
- Price controls and taxation
- Well-funded, sustained and evidence-based public education
- Compulsory school-based alcohol and other drug education
- Enforcement of liquor laws
- Measures to prevent drink driving
- Support for research and appropriate services
- Support for work with Indigenous organisations and communities
PHAIWA’s activities to address alcohol-related harm are led by the Alcohol Programs Team. Click here to visit the team’s website for more information about our activities and project
PHAIWA’s other projects and resources include:
- Alcohol Management Guidelines PHAIWA, together with WALGA and MHC is developing the Alcohol Management Guidelines for Local Government.
- Alcohol Sponsorship in Sport PHAIWA is calling for an end to alcohol sponsorship in sport, and for a removal of alcohol advertisements from sport telecasts. Read more about our work in this area here.
The Alcohol Programs Team
Abbie-Clare is a member of the Alcohol Programs Team, where she supports a variety of programs. She is also currently working on updating the Advocacy Toolkit, and assists with the MediaWatch service.
Abbie-Clare is in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
To contact Abbie-Clare please email firstname.lastname@example.org.