Investigation of issues around the national collection of alcohol sales data

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: February 2002
  • Expected end date: August 2002
  • Completion date: November 2010
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The Inter-Governmental Committee on Drugs (IGCD) requested that inquiries were made to explore ways of reinstituting the collection of wholesale alcohol sales data in all Australian jurisdictions in order to support national monitoring of alcohol consumption trends at the state, regional and local levels. A meeting has been held with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the Alcohol and Tobacco Section of the Australian Government Health and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to determine options for a statutory body to coordinate this collection.

Recommendations to IGCD will be made on the basis of the quotes received. Meetings have also been held with liquor licensing authorities in South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory to discuss options for a nationally consistent data set collected at the individual jurisdiction level.

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