Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship Report Released
The report from the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship was released on Wednesday 17th December 2014. The Forum has made 14 recommendations focussed on restricting the exposure of minors to alcohol advertising and sponsorship. To read the recommendations in full click here.
You can view the Minister’s media release here: http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/alcohol-forum-report-released
You can view the Forum’s full report here: http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/ministerial-forum-alcohol-advertising
You can view Alcohol Healthwatch’s media release here: : Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship Forum commended for common sense
You can view Alcohol Action NZ media releases here: Government appears deeply ambivalent about alcohol marketing recommendations
Ministerial alcohol forum recommendations: a big step in the right direction
The government has signalled that there is more consultation to come and there will be no changes to the current systems before June 2015.
- Regional Forums - One Year On: SSAA 2012 - Invite & Registration Alcohol Healthwatch and the Health Promotion Agency are hosting three regional forums in March for those working in the fields of alcohol licensing, alcohol policy, public health, police and DLCs.
The forums will discuss:
· What is working well with the Act
· Key challenges
· Recommendations for the next phase of implementation
For more details on these forums and the link to the online registration please see the attached document or visit the following link http://www.alcohol.org.nz/events/one-year-sale-and-supply-alcohol-act-2012
- Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014
The World Health Organization has published the Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014. It makes seven recommendations to reduce multiple forms of violence including reducing the availability and harmful use of alcohol. Full report available here http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/violence/status_report/2014/en/
- The People’s Blueprint
The Glenn Inquiry has published its final report on child abuse and domestic violence in New Zealand. “The People’s Blueprint” make strong recommendations on alcohol reform based on the Law Commission’s 2010 Report “Alcohol in Our Lives; Curbing the Harm”. Full report available here: https://glenninquiry.org.nz/uploads/files/The_Peoples_Blueprint_Electronic_Final.pdf
New Zealandís Alcohol Laws have changed
The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 was passed on the 18th December 2012. This new legislation replaces the Sale of Liquor Act 1989. The new legislation came into force in stages with the final parts coming into force on the 18th December 2013.
For more information on these changes please click on the relevant tab on the left panel "Legislation" or below.