ACT Issues Paper - Addressing alcohol-related harm


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14 September 2015

RACS has developed its recommendations to reduce alcohol-related harm drawing on scientific evidence and the expertise of our Fellows and other members of the medical profession. These are the measures that we believe will result in the greatest reduction in alcohol-related harms:

  • Reduced trading hours (1.30am last drinks and 3am lock out).
  • Reduced density of both on and off-licence premises.
  • Application of a stepped volumetric tax on alcohol.
  • Reduced exposure to alcohol advertising and promotions, particularly among young people.