WA Alcohol & Youth Action Coalition
Watch a video interview with Dr John Holmes from the University of Sheffield about minimum pricing for alcohol, filmed in November 2018 in Perth.
The WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition published a report titled The Case for a Minimum (Floor) Price for Alcohol in Western Australia in October 2018. The report summarises the evidence for the effectiveness of minimum alcohol pricing, explains how a minimum price works, and identifies its likely effect on different groups within the WA community.
In late 2017, the WA Coalition developed a brief summary of the case for minimum alcohol pricing, in response to the WA Health Minister's announcement that minimum pricing will be considered to prevent the sale of very cheap alcohol. Read our summary here.
2017 WA Election
Ahead of the 2017 WA election, the WA Coalition called on all political parties and candidates to make a commitment to protecting children and young people from the harms of alcohol.
Read our report, Alcohol-related Harms in Western Australian Electoral Districts, which provides estimates of alcohol-related harms in each of the 59 WA Lower House Electoral Districts, based on the best available data.
Who we are
The WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition is an alliance of health and community organisations active across WA that has been formed with the objective of promoting action to reduce harm from alcohol among young people.
The WA Coalition is co-chaired by Professor Fiona Stanley AC, Founding Director and Patron of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and Professor Mike Daube AO, Director of the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth.
The WA Coalition is supported by 70 organisations from a broad range of areas, including those listed below. This is the first time in WA that such a broad range of organisations have joined forces on what needs to be done to reduce harm from alcohol among young people.
The list of WA Coalition supporters is available here.
- Alcohol prevention
- Law enforcement
- Child health
- Sexual health
- Mental health
- Local government
- Drug treatment
- Injury prevention
- Rural health
- Public health
Who can join?
Membership to the Coalition is open to organisations active in WA in the areas of alcohol and/or young people’s wellbeing. Coalition supporting organisations must support the approach and objectives of the Coalition, and must not receive support from any segment of the alcohol industry.
If you are interested in finding out more about the WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition, please contact us.
Coalition-building approaches in Australia
A number of jurisdictions in Australia have formed coalitions or alliances to address alcohol-related harm. These include: