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QLD Election 2017: More need to be done to reduce alcohol related harm

3 November 2017: Queensland politicians and election hopefuls are being reminded there is still more work to be done to reduce the State’s heavy alcohol toll. The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) has today unveiled its 2017 Election platform to ensure QLD politicians continue to support decisions in the best interests of the community and adopt the most effective measures to reduce alcohol harm.

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QCAA applauds Government call for last drinks

18 February 2016: The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) has welcomed new legislation to combat alcohol-fuelled violence. The Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, which was introduced into State Parliament in November, was successfully passed overnight after Premier The Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk secured majority support.  The move will see all licensed pubs and clubs across the state stop serving alcohol at 2am from as soon as 1 July 2016.


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QCAA applauds Government action on trading hours

8 November 2015: The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) has welcomed the announcement by the State Government to introduce a package of measures including sought after trading hour restrictions on pubs, clubs and bottle shops.  With new data highlighting extensive alcohol harms throughout the State, QCAA Chairman Professor Jake Najman says it is timely that the Palaszczuk Government is now moving swiftly to introduce the life saving measures.

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Alcohol policy scorecard; how the pollies responded

29 January 2015: Earlier this month, the QCAA wrote to the major political parties requesting a response to ten alcohol policy questions; receiving a response from the LNP, Labor, the Greens and KAP. The assessment was based on the parties’ willingness to adopt evidence-based alcohol policies proven to reduce harms. See how they responded.

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Queensland MPs urged to back new plan on alcohol

3 December 2014: Three Queenslanders die every day as a result of alcohol related harm. Another 100 are hospitalised every day. Not enough is being done to reduce this dreadful burden. A State coalition of health and community leaders has told members of parliament and aspiring political candidates that Queensland must do more to combat alcohol harms.

The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) has urged all parties to commit to a comprehensive, evidence-based plan to prevent alcohol harms ahead of next year’s election.

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Failing grade for Safe Night Out Strategy

20 April 2014: A State coalition of health experts has given the Newman Government a failing grade for its proposed actions to prevent and reduce alcohol harms. A scorecard assessment of the Government’s Draft Safe Night Out Strategy has seen nine of the 15 actions receive a fail, with only three measures being assessed as effective and proven.

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Safe Night Out strategy falls short: Government ignores evidence and experts

23 March 2014: The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) says the State Government’s draft alcohol action plan will not, in its current form, be effective in reducing Queensland’s heavy alcohol toll.

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Tackle alcohol harms with proven solutions

19 March 2014: Experts committed to reducing alcohol harms in Queensland will take their message directly to the Queensland Parliament today at an event being held to highlight the most effective solutions to reduce Queensland’s heavy alcohol toll.

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New plan to reduce alcohol toll and save lives

28 November 2013: A new five point plan to tackle rising alcohol harms in Queensland has recommended the winding back of trading hours as well as efforts to control and limit the density of licenced premises.

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Sharon Broadley
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