The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) invites you to a forum to discuss the key measures outlined in the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.
9:30am to 11:00am, Wednesday 17 February 2016 at Parliament House in Brisbane
The Queensland Government has introduced life-saving legislative measures to tackle alcohol-related violence, despite concerted alcohol industry efforts to cast doubt on the effectiveness of the proposed legislation.
Separate fact from fiction and hear from Australia’s foremost experts on efforts to reduce alcohol-related violence, as well as the frontline professionals who must deal with the impact of alcohol harms every day.
The presentations and expert panel will present data on the extent of alcohol-fuelled violence in Queensland, information about the successful impact of trading hour and other restrictions in New South Wales, and examine the effectiveness of different appraoches to reducing alcohol-related violence in the community. The event will feature:
Professor Kypros Kypri from the University of Newcastle
Dr Jason Ferris from the University of Queensland
Professor Peter Miller from Deakin University
Dr David Rosengren, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Mr Ian Leavers, Queensland Police Union
Ms Rebecca MacBean, Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies
Mr David Ford, Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming
Register online today or call Glenis Thomas on 02 6122 8600
Participate in the Twitter conversation on the day by following @QLDCAA and using the hashtag #QLDalcohol.
Media contact: Jeremy Henderson
02 6122 8622 / 0425 559 710
The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) is a coalition of like-minded health and community organisations in Queensland committed to reducing alcohol-related harm.
This broad-based Queensland alliance has come together to pool collective expertise and knowledge around what strategies are needed to reduce the harms associated with the drinking culture in Queensland.
For more information about QCAA visit www.qcaa.org.au.
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