South Australia Code of Practice Review

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The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

9 March 2015

Alcohol takes an unnecessary and significant toll on our workload, the taxpayer and the health of Australians. Our College recommends three key measures that governments can implement to reduce alcohol-related harm. These are summarised as "HOT" issues, being Hours, Outlets and Taxes. As outlined in the attached position paper, the most effective measures to address alcohol related harm are through:

  •  Reduced trading hours.
  • Reduced availability of alcohol through reduced outlet density.
  • Application of a stepped volumetric tax on alcohol.

The College also supports:

  • Efforts to reduce young people's exposure to alcohol advertising through policy reforms aimed at reducing the proliferation of alcohol advertising.
  • Mandatory collection of data on alcohol use in emergency department presentations, and alcohol sales data.