Australia: National Failure on Alcohol Policy Burdens Emergency Department

Posted on July 15, 2019 in Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific

In 2015, the Australian government had launched a consultation about a new national alcohol policy. Five years and many preventable alcohol-related deaths later this policy is yet to be adopted in Australia. Public health advocates are disappointed in the latest draft as it does not address alcohol harm adequately.
Meanwhile, delays and failures in national alcohol policy are contributing to overload in emergency departments across Australia…

Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Policy, Big Alcohol, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, News, Public Health
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