Indigenous Australians and liquor licensing legislation

This research project was designed to review liquor licensing and related legislation throughout Australia, and to develop recommendations aimed at ensuring that such legislation: furthers the objective of minimising the harm caused by alcohol among Indigenous Australians; promotes Indigenous community involvement in decision making regarding the availability of alcohol; and, is culturally appropriate. The study utilised a qualitative research methodology, which included review and analysis of existing legislation, a literature review, and analysis of written comment and interview data pertaining to liquor licensing legislation. The report made a number of recommendations as to how such legislation could be strengthened.

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Sherry Saggers, Curtin University
  • Project staff: Deirdre Bourbon, Curtin University

This project aligns with the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:

Bourbon, D., Saggers, S. and Gray, D. (1999). Indigenous Australians and Liquor Licensing Legislation. National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Perth, Western Australia. [T87] Download PDF