Evaluation of the Groote Island alcohol management system
Related to Substance use Alcohol use Social issues Northern Territory
Northern Territory Department of Justice, Conigrave K, Proude E, d’Abbs P(2007)
Evaluation of the Groote Island alcohol management system.
Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Justice
This publication provides a report on the evaluation of the Alcohol Management System (System) employed on Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Islands, Gulf of Carpentaria on the 1st July 2005. The System required Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in the region to hold a permit for the purchase or consumption of takeaway alcohol.
The evaluation involved interviews with key stakeholders and residents, a postal survey of residents and a review of the Licensing Commission’s records. The impact of the System included an improvement in the functioning of the communities, specifically, reduced levels of violence and imprisonment and the issuing of community service or conditional liberty orders. In addition, increased levels of harmony and productivity in the communities were reported.
A number of recommendations were tabled relating to permit committee functioning, transparency of the System and community education, enforcement, practicality issues when issuing permits and assistance to other communities interested in introducing the System.
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