The Independent Panel Review was announced by Woolworths Group in December 2020 to review the proposed Dan Murphy’s Darwin development and provide a report to the Woolworths Group Board. This report outlines the findings.
This evaluation relates to the Demonstration Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (AHRP). It aims to empower more deprived communities to better participate in local alcohol licensing procedures introduced under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
The objective of this follow up audit was to assess whether the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has taken the action it said it would in response to the 13 recommendations the Victorian Auditor-General made to it in 2017.
At the time of their introduction, the 2014 'lock-out laws' were an appropriate circuit breaker and were successful in reducing alcohol-related violence in the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross. This report by the Joint Select Committee on Sydney's Night Time Economy contains the committee's comments...
The effect of lockout and last drinks laws on non-domestic assaults in Sydney: an update to March 2019
This research set out to examine the long term impact of the 2014 NSW liquor law amendments on non-domestic assaults in Kings Cross, the Sydney CBD and surrounding areas. As in previous studies, a significant reduction in non-domestic assaults in the Kings Cross and Sydney...
This report from SHORE & Whariki Research Centre examines patterns of purchasing of alcohol in New Zealand, including late night purchasing, from on and off licensed premises, using survey data from 2015.
When Melbourne’s two ‘dry zones’ had compulsory ballots for restaurant and café liquor licences removed in 2015, news accounts surmised that “a hangover from the anti-alcohol movement of the 1920s had finally been relegated to the history books”. Yet the dry zones are chapters in...
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...
A case study of community action against alcohol harm: liquor licensing in Fantame Street, Porirua, 2011-2013
This thesis is a case study of local community involvement in the liquor licencing process. Alcohol is a widely available commodity with the potential for harm to communities through short and long term health impacts, violence and crime. There is often tension between meeting community...
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) was established in 2012 by bringing together the functions and resources of two predecessor regulators. The aim was to create a modern world-class regulator—one that would apply an integrated and risk-based approach to regulation in order...
This Evidence Check review examines the association between alcohol availability, alcohol consumption and harms by reviewing evidence from 191 studies over the last decade, and focusing on the density of alcohol outlets and permissible trading hours. Findings include high-quality, locally relevant evidence that alcohol outlet...
Impacts of changes to trading hours of liquor licences on alcohol-related harm: a systematic review 2005–2015
Legislative limits on trading hours for licensed premises have a long history in Australia as a key policy approach to managing alcohol-related problems. In recent years, following substantial extensions to permitted hours of sale, there has been renewed attention to policies aimed at reducing late-night...
Leviathans of leisure? - The licensed club sector within the economic and community life of Canberra
This paper seeks to better conceptualise licensed clubs as a diverse category of organisation, emerging and changing with the unfolding of Australian urban life.
In recent decades outdated noise, planning and liquor laws, encroaching residential development, and the rise of more lucrative forms of entertainment for venue operators, such as poker machines, have acted singly or in combination to close many live music venues in Australia.