Alcohol-related problems in Katherine, Northern Territory

  • Research program: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: July 1999
  • Expected end date: January 2000
  • Completion date: November 2010
  • Funded by: Menzies School of Health Research
  • Lead organisation:

In 1999, the Northern Territory Liquor Commission made a decision to introduce additional restrictions on take-a-way sales of alcohol in the town of Katherine.The restrictions had Aboriginal community support but appeals a were raised against them by local liquor outlets. As part of the appeals process lawyers for the Liquor Commission contracted a team from the Menzies School of Health Research - including an NDRI staff member - to prepare a review of related evidence. The project report documented levels of alcohol consumption and related harm, reviewed the background to the imposition of restrictions, and made general recommendations to address alcohol-related problems in Katherine. The report contibuted to the rejection of the appeal against the restrictions

Name & Contact Details Role Research Program Location
  • Chief Investigator: Peter d'Abbs, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

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

d'Abbs, P., Gray, D., Togni, S., Wales, N., Fitz, J. and Chikritzhs, T., N. (1999). Alcohol-related problems in Katherine: a report prepared for Morgan Buckley (Solicitors). Menzies School of Health Research & National Centre for Research into the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [T91] View web page