Australian government sets minimum standards for alcohol management plans

Australian government sets minimum standards for alcohol management plans

Australian government sets minimum standards for alcohol management plans

Updated 27 February 2013, 9:51 AEDT

Australia's Indigenous Affairs Minister, Jenny Macklin has announced minimum standards for alcohol management plans, which aim to reduce the harm caused by drinking in Indigenous communities in Northern Territory.

 

The standards will require plans to have broad community agreement, specific strategies for reducing harm and mechanisms for assessing their effectiveness.

What's missing from the plans which a number of NGOs have been calling for is a floor or minimum price on alcohol, which campaigners say would be the most effective way of reducing the harm caused by excessive drinking.
 
Dr John Boffa, from the Alice Springs-based People's Alcohol Action Coalition is one of those calling for an introduction of a floor price and he spoke to Tracee Hutchison
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
 
Speaker: John Boffa, from the Alice Springs-based People's Alcohol Action Coalition 
 

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