Northern Territory alcohol harm minimisation action plan 2018-19: February 2019 update

Alcohol Alcohol harms Northern Territory

Territorians want safe communities that are thriving both socially and economically.

Updated research from the Menzies School of Health Research indicates alcohol-related harm costs the Territory upward of $1.38 billion per year.

This report confirms alcohol-related harm is hurting the Territory both socially and economically and we need to continue with our evidence-based approach to tackling it.

The latest report details a further six months of progress on the implementation of the Riley Review and provides a road map to a safer Territory, delivering generational change through alcohol reforms.

We are seeing some early positive results from our reforms with reductions in alcohol-fuelled assault, domestic violence, anti-social behaviour and emergency department presentations.

  • NT-wide Emergency Department presentations have reduced by 24 per cent in December 2018 compared to 2017.
  • In Alice Springs, alcohol-related assaults have reduced by 44 per cent in September-December 2018 compared to 2017
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