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.
Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere: Perth Launch
The WA Coalition supported the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) on 30 May 2017 in hosting the launch of the report Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere? Addressing the physical availability of alcohol in Australia and the UK.
The Hon Alanna Clohesy MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier, Minister for Health and Mental Health launched the report.
Other speakers at the event included Michael Thorn and Amy Ferguson from FARE, Julia Stafford from the McCusker Centre, Lisa Baker MLA, Member for Maylands, and Professor Steve Allsop from the National Drug Research Institute.
Alcohol-related Harms in Western Australian Electoral Districts
This report by the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth, the National Drug Research Institute and the WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition provides estimates of alcohol-related harms in each of the 59 WA Lower House Electoral Districts, based on the best available data.
2017 WA Election Platform
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.
We have identified six priority areas for early action to protect children and young people from the harmful effects of alcohol:
- Reduce young people’s exposure to alcohol promotion
- Reduce underage access to alcohol
- Continue support for alcohol education programs
- Ensure fair liquor licensing processes
- Support WA to lead Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders prevention
- Consider measures to ensure that alcohol is not sold at unreasonably low prices.
The Coalition has been involved in a range of activities:
- We called for changes to liquor laws as part of the review of WA’s Liquor Control Act.
- We called for consideration of evidence-based alcohol policy during the 2013 State Election and, in partnership with other organisations and groups, organised the Public Health Election Forum.
- We have continued to call for introduction of mandatory alcohol education in WA schools.
- We hosted a forum with supporting groups on the topic of youth engagement in 2012.
- The first meeting of the WA Coalition was held at Government House in 2011 to discuss issues of common concern and how the Coalition can take them further.
Contact us to find out more about our activities.