Long term evaluation of the Norseman voluntary liquor agreement

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: March 2014
  • Expected end date: October 2014
  • Completion date: October 2015
  • Funded by: FARE
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This study will evaluate the long term effects of voluntary restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor in the Western Australian town of Norseman. This study will replicate and extend the first evaluation, which was undertaken immediately after the restrictions were introduced in 2008, and will employ the same mixed methodology. Long term alcohol consumption will be analysed for trend, as will alcohol-related health and law and order data. The views of stakeholders and community members, as to the long term impact of the restrictions, will also be collected. The findings from this research will provide greater understanding of how voluntary alcohol agreements work in the longer term, and whether initial benefits persist over time.

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