Melbourne Nightlife Blog

21 April, 2008

Interest groups in charge of alcohol policy

In an opinion piece for The Canberra Times, David Crosbie, chief executive of the Mental Health Council of Australia and a member of the Prime Minister's Australian National Council on Drugs, comments on the difficulties of change in alcohol policies.

"The question I think that should be the centre point of discussion is: why don't we just do what the alcohol policy experts recommend?

The simple answer is that governments of all persuasions have shown themselves to be unwilling or unable to tackle the short-term economic interests of alcohol producers and retailers."

Source: The Canberra Times

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