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The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) was established in 1976 by Act of Parliament, following a report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Sale of Liquor. The Commission recommended establishing a permanent council whose aim was to encourage responsible use and minimise misuse. 

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
IA research to look at the impact of extra liquor outlets on communities New research being commissioned should for the first time give local authorities a New Zealand evidence base to determine the impact of new liquor outlets on their communities. 166 views

Monday, 19 December 2011
Plan Ahead And Reach Out For Help This Christmas Christmas is a time for enjoyment, but it can also be a time of increased stress within families and among friends. 173 views

Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Avoid Alcohol Related Harm This Holiday Season The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) are reminding people to take care to avoid alcohol-related injury and harm this holiday season. 233 views

Thursday, 14 July 2011
Alcohol Advisory Council of NZ: Irresponsible to expect 15-Year old to challenge for ID It’s irresponsible for a superette to rely on a 15-year-old employee to make judgement calls round the sale of alcohol to teenagers, says Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Environments and Settings manager Andrew Galloway. 175 views

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Industry labelling 'good first step' The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the alcohol industry's recognition that consumer information messages should be placed on alcohol products. 149 views

Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Research on opening hours and alcohol harm in Queenstown The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has commissioned a feasibility study to examine whether sufficient data exists to conduct a full research study into Queenstown’s licensing hours and any correlation they may with alcohol-related harm. 148 views

Monday, 23 May 2011
Tough After ball stance backed by alac The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the crackdown by Police on large scale ticketed school after balls. 166 views

Saturday, 14 May 2011
Time for youth to step up The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has backed the police call for young people to help change the 'drink to get drunk' culture which is prevalent on both sides of the Tasman. 144 views

Thursday, 9 December 2010
Take care around alcohol this Christmas “We encourage everyone to look after each other around alcohol this Christmas,” says Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) chief executive Gerald Vaughan. 167 views

Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Keep the Christmas cheers cheerful “Keep the Christmas cheers cheerful” is the message the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) and ACC have for those attending workplace Christmas functions. 137 views

Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Make your voice heard say ALAC The Alcohol Law Reform Bill was tabled in Parliament yesterday. 168 views

Friday, 10 September 2010
Alcohol management key to successful events “Managing the sale and availability of alcohol is the key to having a successful large event”, says ALAC’s environments and settings manager Andrew Galloway. 230 views

Wednesday, 8 September 2010
RISK of Fetal damage could increase, warns ALAC “Increases in the number of young women drinking at hazardous levels could potentially increase the occurrence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in future generations,” says Gerard Vaughan, Chief Executive of the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC). 186 views

Friday, 3 September 2010
New approach to alcohol screening in Whanganui An innovative approach to monitoring the health risk of alcohol use for patients was outlined at the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) conference in Christchurch today (Friday September 3). 132 views

Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Inside party guide for Safety NZ week A new resource on how to host social functions while ensuring guests don’t drink too much will be available to New Zealanders as part of Safety NZ Week (30 August – 5 September 2010). 197 views

Friday, 30 July 2010
ALAC welcomes high court dismissal of liquor licence appeal The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed a High Court decision refusing to overturn a Liquor Licensing Authority’s (LLA) decision round a convenience store’s liquor licence. 192 views

Thursday, 8 July 2010
Youth parliamentarians debate alcohol issues The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC) has congratulated the Youth Parliament for the depth of research they have undertaken to alcohol issues. 284 views

Wednesday, 2 June 2010
More people calling alcohol helpline thanks to new ads The Alcohol Advisory Council’s (ALAC) new television advertising campaign has sparked a big increase in calls to the Alcohol Drug Helpline. 263 views

Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Young people stepping up to have conversations around alcohol Thousands of young people throughout New Zealand are having a conversation about alcohol as part of Youth Week which began last Saturday (May 22). 277 views

Monday, 17 May 2010
Worried about your drinking – go on-line for help A new web based tool developed for the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) to help teenagers and young adults change their drinking is to be launched on-line tomorrow. 265 views

Saturday, 8 May 2010
"Study identifies ways to avoid future Undie 500 disorder" New research presented to the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference today has found that preventative measures related to alcohol use, event management and media behaviour could help avoid the disorder brought about by the Undie 500 event in Dunedin. 320 views

Friday, 7 May 2010
New initiative proposed to remedy New Zealand's student binge drinking culture A unique initiative targeting the culture of student binge drinking in Otago, and focusing on the safety of students, was revealed today at the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference. 566 views

New research on alcohol-related injuries among patients presenting at Palmerston North Hospital A recent study at Palmerston North Hospital has shown alcohol is having a significant impact on patient injuries, delegates at the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference were told today. 433 views

A profusion of karaoke bars are leading to more incidences of alcohol related harm in Auckland A profusion of karaoke bars are leading to more incidences of alcohol related harm in Auckland Karaoke bars in Auckland are leading to excessively heavy drinking and alcohol-related violence, delegates at the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference were told yesterday. 244 views

Training for bar staff could help prevent alcohol-related sexual violence A pilot programme which trained hospitality workers to be ‘on the look out’ for sexual offenders, could help make New Zealand bars safer in the future, the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) Conference heard yesterday. 229 views

Wednesday, 5 May 2010
However you do it, tell them to ease up on the drink A second television commercial goes to air tonight as part of the Alcohol Advisory Council’s (ALAC) new Ease up on the drink campaign, showing a conversation between two friends at work when one of their drinking is becoming a problem. 212 views

Time for action The Law Commission’s recommendations for changing New Zealand’s alcohol laws are likely to be a prime focus at tomorrow’s Alcohol Advisory Council’s (ALAC) Working Together Conference in Manukau City. 195 views

Tuesday, 27 April 2010
ALAC welcomes law Commission's recommendations The Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) has welcomed the Law Commission's recommendations saying they are carefully constructed and target those who drink in a harmful way while designed to have minimal impact on those who drink moderately. 137 views

Thursday, 22 April 2010
Additional liquor outlets add to drunken incidents As many communities throughout New Zealand continue to protest about the number of liquor outlets opening in their neighbourhood, researchers have for the first time come up with a model that relates the level of alcohol-related harm to the number of liquor outlets. 255 views

Friday, 9 April 2010
Sports Club Alcohol Awareness Pilot Project Sports Club Alcohol Awareness Pilot Project in Final Stages as ALAC Launch National Campaign The Say Now alcohol awareness project being delivered through North Canterbury sports clubs over the last few weeks as part of a pilot project will conclude today Thursday 8 April. 302 views

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