Managing Alcohol Consumption – a review on licensed clubs in remote Indigenous communities in the NT, Bowchung, 2015

Managing Alcohol Consumption – a review on licensed clubs in remote Indigenous communities in the NT, Bowchung, 2015

Executive Summary

This study was commissioned by the (then) Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) and the (then) NT Department of Justice, and funded by the Australian federal government. It was commissioned in 2012, and the research took place in early 2013. The study has two aims: -

  • Appraising harm levels associated with the operation of licensed social clubs in communities as compared to communities without such clubs;
  • Identifying what the best practice social club models would look like, and how these can best support responsible drinking which contributes to managed alcohol consumption and reduction in levels of alcohol related harms (Request for Tender, NT Dept of Justice, 2012).

To achieve these aims two main strategies were implemented. Firstly we gathered qualitative information on governance, staff practices, service, infrastructure, patterns of alcohol consumption in the community and perceptions of the impact of the club. Secondly we accessed quantitative data in order to assess the impact of alcohol consumption on community residents, and compared that to communities without clubs.

Complete Report:

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Report Sections:

Section 1 (687.3 kb)

Section 2 (152.2 kb)

Section 3 (163.8 kb)

Section 4 (580.7 kb)

Section 5 (446.8 kb)

Section 6 (373.0 kb)

Section 7 (180.5 kb)

Section 8 (139.3 kb)

Section 9 (199.1 kb)


Last updated: 26 May 2017