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Fitzroy Valley liquor restriction report: an evaluation of the effects of a six month restriction on take-away alcohol relating to measureable health and social benefits and community perceptions and behaviours

Posted on: 3 September, 2008
Issue: Vol 8 No 3, July 2008 - September 2008
Related to Substance use Alcohol use Western Australia

Henderson-Yates L, Wagner S, Parker H, Yates D. (2008)
Fitzroy Valley liquor restriction report: an evaluation of the effects of a six month restriction on take-away alcohol relating to measurable health and social benefits and community perceptions and behaviours.
Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)
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This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the impact of a liquor license restriction introduced in Fitzroy Crossing in October 2007 by the Director of Liquor and Licensing. The report covers the period October 2007 to February 2008 and provides both qualitative and quantitative data. Findings show a reduction in domestic violence, drunken behaviour and a decrease in the requirement of medical treatment. Negative consequences have been the financial losses to some private businesses. Overall the findings show a positive impact with clear benefits for the families and residents of Fitzroy Crossing.

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