Alcohol restrictions in Port Hedland

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  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: May 2002
  • Expected end date: June 2002
  • Completion date: March 2003
  • Funded by: Western Australian Department of Health
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Research for this project was conducted into levels of alcohol consumption and related harm, and community action in regard to these in the town of Port Hedland in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. On the basis of the research, a submission was prepared - on behalf of the Department of Health - to a Liquor Licensing authority inquiry on proposed restrictions on the sale of take-away alcohol sales. Considerable weight was given to the report by the Director of Liquor Licensing, who made a decision to place additional restrictions on the availability of alcohol in Port and South Hedland in order to address the high levels of consumption and related harm. A second report - dealing with the effects of restrictions on particular days of trading - was prepared for an appeal by licensees against the imposition of the restrictions (an appeal that was lost).

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location

Gray, D. (2003). The impact of restrictions on the sale of alcohol on particular days of the week: with reference to proposed restrictions in Port Hedland and South Hedland. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. [T131] Download PDF

Gray, D. and Saggers, S. (2002). Submission to the Inquiry by the Director of Liquor Licensing into proposed restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor in Port Hedland and South Hedland. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth. [R133] Download PDF