Tasmanian Alcohol Action Framework Annual Implementation Plan 2011

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY AND FINANCE:
ANNUAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN 2011


The following table outlines the key action areas in the Annual Implementation Plan 2011 under the Tasmanian Alcohol Action Framework 2010-2015, for which the Department of Treasury and Finance is a key agency. The Department is also involved as a partner agency to the key action areas of other departments.

Strategy 1: Changing the drinking culture in Tasmania
Key Action Area
Developing social marketing and community-based campaigns to promote responsible alcohol consumption, effective harm reduction strategies (such as legislative amendments, promoting the new National Health and Medical Research Council Alcohol Guidelines, the drink driving and driver education campaigns); and the responsibilities of the community, individuals and licensees (including targeted community education strategies for groups at risk of harm).

Other Key Agencies
  • Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts - Sport and Recreation
  • Department of Police and Emergency Management

Intended Actions
Industry partnerships
  • Working with key stakeholders in the liquor industry to develop and maintain alcohol related harm reduction strategies, including the Burnie Liquor Accord, Pub Watch and Lock outs.

Key Target
  • Licensees
  • Australian Hotels Association
  • Local Government

Who else is involved?
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association
  • Local Government Councils
  • Licensees
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania

Timeframe
Ongoing

How will achievements be measured?
Report on activity
Key Action Area
Supporting structural and policy changes within sporting and recreational clubs to reduce the focus on alcohol as a central part of club culture.

Other Key Agencies
  • Department of Police and Emergency Management
  • Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources - Road Safety Task Force
  • Department of Health and Human Services - Alcohol and Drug Services

Intended Actions
The development and implementation of a broad-based strategy to modify and improve the methods that football clubs use to manage their members' interaction with alcohol.

Key Target
  • Football clubs and their members

Who else is involved?
  • Local Government Councils
  • AFL state management
  • State football league office holders for all leagues
  • Football club committee members, members, players and supporters
  • Drug Education Network
  • Good Sports Program

Timeframe
2010-2013

How will achievements be measured?
  • Policies that ensure clubs exercise a reasonable duty of care to members and supporters attending club functions, particularly those who have exceeded the legal limit for alcohol consumption when driving a motor vehicle.
  • Well-run club functions with adequate security and adherence to RSA policy that reduces the impact of any anti-social behaviour on other licensed premises and on the broader community.
  • A club culture that encourages a responsible attitude to the consumption of alcohol and prevents the sale or supply of alcohol to underage persons.
  • Information packs for clubs on best practice for the hosting of 18th birthday parties.
  • Information packs on the health risks associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol.

Strategy 2: An effective system for controlling the supply of alcohol in Tasmania
Key Action Area
Reviewing legislation to ensure there is appropriate and consistent legislative and regulatory framework to support the control and supply of alcohol, with an effective and systematic compliance enforcement regime, including mechanisms to deal with complaints about licensee activities and breaches in a timely, appropriate and transparent manner.

Other Key Agencies
None

Intended Actions
Review the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 to ensure that the regulatory framework contained in the Act is efficient and effective in regulating the supply of alcohol in Tasmania.

Key Target
  • Legislative framework

Who else is involved?
  • Inter Agency Working Group on Drugs member organisations.

Timeframe
12 months

How will achievements be measured?
  • A review of the Act is completed and reported to the Inter Agency Working Group on Drugs and Government.
Key Action Area
Increasing the capacity of police, liquor licensing and the community to enhance enforcement of liquor licensing laws pertaining to the serving of intoxicated people.

Other Key Agencies
  • Department of Police and Emergency Management
  • Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources - Road Safety Task Force
  • Department of Health and Human Services - Alcohol and Drug Services

Intended Actions
The development and implementation of a broad-based strategy to modify and improve the methods that football clubs use to manage their members' interaction with alcohol.

Key Target
  • Football clubs and their members

Who else is involved?
  • Local Government Councils
  • AFL state management
  • State football league office holders for all leagues
  • Football club committee members, members, players and supporters
  • Drug Education Network
  • Good Sports Program

Timeframe
2010-13

How will achievements be measured?
  • Clubs have a good understanding of and adherence to liquor permit conditions and liquor licensing legislation in general.
  • Clubs have a good understanding of and commitment to RSA principles.
  • Over the longer term, a reduction in the workload of the Liquor and Gaming Branch by encouraging and enhancing self regulation by clubs.



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