There are many activities underway in Tasmania to reduce the harm that occurs from the misuse of alcohol. The Department of Treasury and Finance is working to improve Tasmania’s liquor licensing legislation and administers requirements aimed at changing the drinking culture.
Tasmanian Alcohol Action Framework 2010-2015 – Rising Above the Influence
The Tasmanian Alcohol Action Framework 2010-2015 - Rising Above the Influence provides a way for government agencies, local councils, community sector organisations and industry to work together to tackle the problems associated with excessive alcohol consumption.
The TAAF implementation plan is available here and the plan for the Department of Treasury and Finance is available here.
Report on liquor licensing legislation by Stenning & Associates
Stenning & Associates undertook an independent review of Tasmanian’s liquor related legislation in 2012, with the principal focus being the Liquor Licensing Act 1990. The Report recommends changes to improve the way alcohol and alcohol related harm are managed. It is available here.
Reducing Alcohol Related Harm
If you are concerned about your own drinking or someone else’s you can get support and answers to your questions from a range of services.