Currently in NSW far too many people are affected by alcohol-related harms. Each year in NSW alcohol causes 50,000 hospitalisations, 15,000 non-domestic assaults, 10,000 domestic assaults and 1,200 deaths.
This is too great a toll for the NSW Government to ignore.
The systems that are currently in place to protect communities from alcohol-related harms are failing and placing an unacceptable burden on our already overstretched hospital and police services.
Alcohol use is a complex issue, but importantly, this is not a problem without solutions.
Save our Streets is a campaign calling on the Premier to act now to introduce meaningful changes that will result in reductions in alcohol-related harms.
The NSW Government is currently reviewing the laws relating to alcohol. This is the ideal opportunity for them to make the changes that we know will have an impact.
By emailing the Premier of NSW, we can show him that the community is concerned about the level of alcohol-related harms in NSW and wants meaningful change to reduce these harms.
You can email your Premier at NAAPA.
NAAPA is an alliance of 43 health, community, law enforcement, emergency services and research organisations working to promote evidence-based actions to prevent alcohol-related harms in NSW and the ACT.
NAAPA’s policy priorities are focused on three areas where the NSW and ACT Governments can have the greatest influence in reducing alcohol-related harms. These are:
1. Alcohol availability;
2. Alcohol pricing and promotion; and
3. Community engagement.
For information, head to NAPPA.