The Northern Territory Alcohol Harm Minimisation Publications

The Northern Territory Alcohol Harm Minimisation Action Plan 2018-19

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:

  1. Strengthening Community Responses – Healthy Communities and Effective and Accessible Treatment
  2. Effective Liquor Regulation
  3. Research, Data and Evaluation
  4. Comprehensive, Collaborative and Coordinated Approach by Government

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.

Final report recommendations

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.

Northern Territory Government’s Response to the Final Report

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.

Read the Northern Territory Government’s Response to the Final Report (3.8 mb).

NT Government's Response to the BDR Evaluation Report Recommendations.

Read the NT Government's Response to the BDR Evaluation Report Recommendations.

The BDR Evaluation Report made 23 recommendations for enhancements and improving the impact of the BDR. 14 recommendations are supported, with a further 9 supported in principle.

The Process Evaluation of the Banned Drinker Register (the BDR Evaluation Report) was undertaken by Menzies School of Health Research.  It covers the first 6 months of operation and was released in June 2018. Read the Process Evaluation of the Banned Drinker Register here.

Read the Northern Territory Alcohol Harm Minimisation Action Plan August 2018 Update.

The Action Plan August 2018 Update reports progress against four key areas:

1. Strengthening Community Responses – Healthy Communities and Effective and Accessible Treatment
2. Effective Liquor Regulation
3. Research, Data and Evaluation
4. Comprehensive, Collaborative and Coordinated Approach by Government

The Action Plan August 2018 Update sets out the progress against The Northern Territory Alcohol Harm Minimisation Action Plan 2018-19 released 27 February 2018.

NT Government Position on Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review Final Report Recommendations: August 2018 Progress Update.

Read the Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review August 2018 Progress Update.

This document sets the progress against the NT Government Position on Alcohol Policies and Legislation Review Final Report Recommendations released 27 February 2018.

Northern Territory’s  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Strategy: December 2018

Read the Northern Territory’s first Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Strategy

The Northern Territory Government is delivering broad alcohol reforms that aim to reduce the demand, supply and harm caused by alcohol across the NT. It is anticipated that the initiatives targeting alcohol misuse across the NT will reduce population levels of consumption, and will contribute to reducing the incidence of FASD in our community.

12 Month Banned Drinker Register (BDR) Evaluation Report: December 2018

Read the 12 month Banned Drinker Register (BDR) Evaluation Report.

The evaluation report represents Part 1 of a two part 12-month evaluation process. Part 1 involves a descriptive analysis of administrative data held by the Northern Territory Government (NTG). Part 2 will involve an independent analysis of key stakeholder perspectives about the impact of the BDR in the first 12 months of its implementation.

Independent Review of Sobering Up Shelters Across the NT: December 2018

Read the Independent review of Sobering Up Shelters across the Northern Territory.

NT Government Response to the Independent Review of Sobering Up Shelters Across the NT: December 2018

Read the Independent review of Sobering Up Shelters across the Northern Territory.