Queensland’s approach to tackling alcohol-fuelled violence best in Australia.

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Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has welcomed news that Queensland’s approach to tackling alcohol-fuelled violence has been ranked the best in Australia.
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol – a coalition of more than 40 health and community organisations - has assessed alcohol policies in place across the country to produce a 2017 Alcohol Policy Scorecard

Queensland was rated as the best overall performer.
“This is wonderful recognition of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to keeping the community safe while ensuring a vibrant night life,” Mrs D’Ath said.
“This is the second year in a row that Queensland has been ranked the best in the country, validating the actions we have taken to reduce alcohol-related harm.
“These findings reflect the broader community’s views that we must address the scourge of alcohol-fuelled violence.
“This is not a new challenge but to achieve true generational change, we must take consistent action now,” Mrs D’Ath said.
The NAAA scorecard commended Queensland’s range of policies, which includes the use of ID scanners in licensed venues in Safe Night Precincts, and restricting alcohol sales after 2am or 3am, depending on the location.
NAAA Co-chair Jane Martin said: “Queensland continues to show national leadership in minimising the preventable harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption.”
“Australia as a country owes Queensland a debt for leading the way,” Ms Martin said.
The NAAA’s National Alcohol Policy Scorecard aims to: raise awareness of progress in alcohol policy development within Australian states and territories; recognise good practice in alcohol policy; and motivate governments to continue to strengthen and improve alcohol policy

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Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath


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