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An intoxicated society: 40 years on from the Baume Report

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Senate Committee Room 2S3, Parliament House

Parliament Drive

Canberra, ACT 2600

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Welfare’s report Drug Problems in Australia – an intoxicated society? The 1977 report was championed by Peter Baume, former Liberal Senator for NSW and Minister for Health, and chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Welfare.

The report is considered a watershed moment in both acknowledging alcohol as the major drug of abuse, as well as in the strength of the report’s recommendations.

But how much progress have we made?

On Wednesday 29 November, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) will launch a report at Parliament House in Canberra that analyses the progress made over the last 40 years against the 37 alcohol specific recommendations contained in the 1977 Report.

The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) event will highlight the most significant changes in alcohol problems and policy since 1977, identify issues that have been left dormant but are still highly relevant and put alcohol prevention policy on the agenda of decision makers ahead of the 2018 election.

Join us as we discuss the significance of the Baume report and the importance of harm minimisation.

Date: 29 November 2017
Time: 10am – 11.30am
Venue: Senate Committee Room 2S3, Parliament House, Canberra

Morning tea is provided.

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