Person

Maggie Brady

Book

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...
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

Regulating social problems

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...
Discussion paper

Indigenous residential treatment programs for drug and alcohol problems: current status and options for improvement

Commonwealth-funded residential rehabilitation programs for Indigenous problem drinkers or drug users were established in the 1970s as community controlled organisations that were separate from Aboriginal Medical Services and independent of State drug and alcohol units. Structural and political factors during their development and growth have...