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What a Fizzer: Most jurisdictions flunk the alcohol policy scorecard

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.

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