The Action Plan sets out the policy and legislative reforms, enforcement and compliance activities and harm management strategies/services that the NT Government is committed to delivering, in order to prevent and reduce harms associated with alcohol misuse.
The aim of the Action Plan is simple - to significantly reduce alcohol-related harms for Territorians.
To bring about real change and improvement, governments, business and the community need to work together. Everyone has a role in reducing the harms association with the misuse of alcohol in the Territory.
The Action Plan comprises four key areas:
The Action Plan provides a framework for government agencies to continue inter-agency collaboration to bring about a positive impact in minimising alcohol-related harm.
The NT Government Response to the Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review Final Report aligns with the NT Government priority of Safe and Vibrant Communities.
The NT Government Position on Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review Final Report Recommendations includes a table which sets out each of the 220 recommendations and indicates the Government’s response to each recommendation as either supported, supported-in-principle or not supported.
These are defined as:
Supported - accepted without change or condition. These recommendations have been supported and the table indicates how Government will implement the recommendation;
Supported-in-principle - Government has endorsed the general concept, principle or outcome of the recommendation, but may wish to achieve the same outcome in a different manner to what has been prescribed in the recommendation.
Not supported - the general concept, principle or outcome of the recommendation is rejected by Government and will not be implemented.
In March 2017, the Northern Territory Government commissioned the Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review to deliver an analysis of alcohol use in the Northern Territory. The Final Report was handed down on October 2017.