The development and implementation of alcohol policy: anthropological insights on translation from the global (the World Health Organization) to the local (Indigenous Australia)
In this paper, the author explores the challenges of implementing policy advice when moving from the global (in the form of the World Health Organization) to the local (Australian Indigenous communities). The paper also examines change in societal policies, compares experiences across societies, and tracks...
Teaching ‘proper’ drinking? Clubs and pubs in Indigenous Australia
The case studies in this book offer the first detailed surveys of efforts to teach responsible drinking practices to Aboriginal people by installing canteens in remote communities, and of the purchase of public hotels by Indigenous groups in attempts both to control sales of alcohol...
Lessons from a history of beer canteens and licensed clubs in Indigenous Australian communities
This paper aims to provide historical depth to the idea that alcoholic drinks should be made available in licensed canteens or clubs in discrete Aboriginal communities. Abstract The idea that alcoholic drinks should be made available in licensed canteens or clubs in discrete Aboriginal communities...
Buying the hotel: Social value or social liability for Indigenous groups?
At the core of alcohol control policies in Australia—and indeed in any country with a system of licensing—lies a key conflict. This is the conflict between the interest of the state in reducing alcohol-related problems on the one hand, and its interest in enjoying the...
Regulating social problems: the pokies, the Productivity Commission and an Aboriginal community
Australia has 21 per cent of the world's poker machines. Maggie Brady documents the first successful Aboriginal use of regulation in order to prevent the installation of pokies in South Australia in 1998, and discusses how the Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia's gambling industries dealt...