Price, advertising and marketing, and availability (hours and outlet density) —three of the most effective strategies for reducing alcohol-related harm in our communities — are still not included in this bill. With the purchase age of alcohol left at 18 it is even more import these evidence-based solutions are included.
Over the lengthy process of getting this bill to and through parliament, it has become clear the public are strongly behind regulations that will reduce alcohol-related harm. They have empowered MPs to address this problem, and do so decisively.
We’ve created these Alcohol Reform Bill Bingo cards to highlight the arguments against alcohol reform not supported by evidence. They are frequently dropped in to arguments against taking a stronger stance against alcohol related harm. They are clichés and have little evidential backing.
Play Alcohol Reform Bill Bingo here. First person to come into the Drug Foundation office (with sources) and yell “BINGO!” wins a prize.