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Launch of the report: Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere? Policy approaches and shared learnings to address physical availability of alcohol in Australia and the UK

A collaboration between the Institute of Alcohol Studies and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), based in Australia, this report brings together case studies highlighting different approaches to alcohol licensing across Australia and the UK.

Key themes

While Australian States have few area based options and could learn from Cumulative Impact Policies in the UK, some parts of Australia use risk based licensing and others have effectively tackled violent crime by curbing excessively late opening times. With no Early Morning Restriction Orders implemented in England and Wales, this offers an interesting example of the positive results such a policy could produce, with evidence that this includes stimulating greater diversity in the Night Time Economy.

Other themes include similarities between ‘Harm Minimisation’ in Australia and efforts to better include health issues within licensing, in both Scotland and the rest of the UK. Australia and the UK also share concerns with high strength alcohol and vulnerable groups, and offer different examples of industry backed voluntary schemes.

Event details

Tuesday 30th May, 2pm – 4pm – networking lunch served from 1pm
Institute of Alcohol Studies, Alliance House, 12 Caxton Street, SW1H 0QS

The launch event is invitation only and will be chaired by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe, a member of the House of Lords committee which recently conducted post legislative scrutiny of the 2003 Licensing Act.

There will be presentations from Kypros Kypri, Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology & Prevention of Alcohol-related Injury and Disease at University of Newcastle, Australia, and Jon Foster, Senior Research and Policy Officer, Institute of Alcohol Studies.

Please RSVP to: kdonaldson@ias.org.uk 0207 222 4001

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