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From time to time the QCAA holds events. We welcome new members and encourage you to get involved and take action on alcohol. If you would like to be notified of upcoming events and be kept up to date please email us at contactus@qcaa.org.au


On Saturday 25 November 2017, Queensland will head to the polls for the State Election. If elected, do you want know what your local MP intends to do to address alcohol harms?

QCAA, a coalition of health, community, and research organisations, is holding an Election Forum to allow representatives of Queensland political parties to put forward their plans to reduce alcohol harm in Queensland.

Join members of QCAA at the Election Forum to hear from your political representatives and raise important questions about alcohol policy.

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Past events

FACT VS FICTION: The truth about trading hours and alcohol harm

Wednesday, 17 February 2016,  Queensland Parliament House

The Queensland Government has introduced life-saving legislative measures to tackle alcohol-related violence, despite concerted alcohol industry efforts to cast doubt on the effectiveness of the proposed legislation.

Separate fact from fiction, and hear from Australia’s foremost experts on efforts to reduce alcohol-related violence, as well as the frontline professionals who deal with the impact of alcohol harms every day. FULL PROGRAM AVAILABLE NOW

The expert panel facilitated by Michael Thorn from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education will feature:

  1. Dr David Rosengren from the Australian College for Emergency Medicine
  2. Mr Ian Leavers from Queensland Police Union
  3. Ms Rebecca MacBean from Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies
  4. Mr David Ford the Commissioner for Liquor & Gaming
  5. Professor Peter Miller from Deakin University

The panel will present data on the extent of alcohol-fuelled violence in Queensland, information about the successful impact of trading hour and other restrictions in New South Wales, and examine the effectiveness of different approaches to reducing alcohol-related violence in the community.




2014 Summer Alcohol Summit: Tackling harm head on

Wednesday, 3 December 2014,  Queensland Parliament House

We think it’s time to drink in the facts! Join us for the launch of the Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol’s 2015 Queensland Election Platform.

Click here for more information and to register.

Community forum: Preventing alcohol-related harms in Queensland: The need for reform

19 March 2014, Premier’s Hall, Queensland Parliament House

The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) recently hosted a community forum with presentations about the impacts of alcohol-related harms from people working in the front line and key researchers. It also included information on QCAA’s areas for action to prevent alcohol-related harms, with a particular focus on the evidence supporting reducing trading hours.

Guests speaker’s presentation are available below:

  1. Professor Wayne Hall – What works in alcohol policy?
  2. Caterina Giorgi – Alcohol in Queensland: The current situation
  3. Professor Ross Fitzgerald – The political and social context for alcohol policy