Last month, the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) released the results of the first ever national scorecard for alcohol policy across Australia. While a narrow pass-grade was awarded to a few, most jurisdictions failed to score above 50% on their alcohol policy scorecard. How did this happen, you might ask. Surely we’re doing better than that?
Modern alcohol policy in Australia made a strong start in the 1970’s with the advent of drink-driving laws and related awareness campaigns. But progress in other areas has been very modest, and hard fought.