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Public space and alcohol advertising: Exploratory study of the role of local government.

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

This paper explores the role that WA local governments could play in regulating the promotion and advertising of alcohol in public places overseen by them. Already having sustantial statutory powers under local government and town planning laws, local governments have potential avenues to develop policies which regulate the sale and advertising of alcohol.   Reference:more…

Alcohol Interlocks Campaign Evaluation.

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

The evaluation report indicated that the “Alcohol Interlocks Campaign” was among the Top 5 Road Safety Commission (RSC) ads in terms of efficiency of cost, with a reach of more than 1.4 million WA residents aged 17 and above. Overall, the campaign effectively influenced 8 in 10 people to restrict themselves from drink driving.  more…

Alcohol prices, taxes, and alcohol-related harms: A critical review of natural experiments in alcohol policy for nine countries.

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

This review produced mixed results regarding policy-driven natural experiments in alcohol prices. With some studies reporting that alcohol consumption, alcohol-related hospitalisations and mortality decrease as alcohol prices increase, while other results were not as universal.   Reference: Nelson JP, McNall AD. Alcohol prices, taxes, and alcohol-related harms: A critical review of natural experiments in alcoholmore…

Drink Driving Full Campaign Evaluation 2016

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

Television has the potential to reach a broad target audience in a short and cost-effective format. This report outlining the evaluation of the WA Road Safety Commissions “Grow up” campaign highlights that approximately 68% of respondents indicating that the campaign reminded them of the importance of not drink driving.   Reference; Mumby A. Drink Drivingmore…

The effect of alcohol outlets, sales and trading hours on alcohol-related injuries presenting at emergency departments in Perth, Australia, from 2002 to 2010: Effect of alcohol outlets, sales and hours

By Know Injury • February 9th, 2018

This analysis of alcohol-related injuries presenting to emergency departments in Perth indicates that the rate of alcohol-related injuries tend to be higher in those regions with more off-premises alcohol sales and on-premises alcohol outlets.   Reference; Hobday M, Chikritzhs T, Liang W, Meuleners L. The effect of alcohol outlets, sales and trading hours on alcohol-relatedmore…

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