Evaluation of the Tennant Creek Liquor Licensing Restrictions

  • Research program: Needs of Aboriginal Australians
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: May 1998
  • Expected end date: October 1998
  • Completion date: March 2000
  • Funded by: Anyinginyi Congress Aboriginal Corporation, Beat the Grog Sub-committee.
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The Centre was contracted by the Tennant Creek Beat the Grog Sub-Committee (with funds from Anyinginyi Congress Aboriginal Corporation) to conduct an independent evaluation of liquor licensing restrictions which, among other things, were introduced to restrict the availability of cask wine and to limit hotel and bottle-shop trading hours. It was found that the restrictions had led to a considerable reduction in per capita alcohol consumption and in associated indicators of alcohol-related harm. The final report was completed in August 1998 and was submitted to the NT Liquor Commission soon afterwards. The Commission publicly praised the quality of the report and stated that it was a significant factor in its decision to retain the restrictions.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Brooke Sputore, Curtin University
  • Chief Investigator: Deirdre Bourbon, Curtin University

Gray, D., Saggers, S., Atkinson, D., Sputore, B., A. and Bourbon, D. (2000). Beating the grog: an evaluation of the Tennant Creek liquor licensing restrictions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24, (1), pp. 39-44. [RJ307] View web page Abstract

Gray, D., Saggers, S., Atkinson, D., Sputore, B., A. and Bourbon, D. (1998). Evaluation of the Tennant Creek Liquor Licensing Restrictions: A Report Prepared for the Tennant Creek Beat the Grog Sub-Committee. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T79] Download PDF