Insight into liquor licensing in Victoria

Posted on: Wednesday, 11 May 2011

An award winning researcher will present an insight into liquor licensing in Victoria.

As part of Eastern Health’s Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre public seminar series, Michael Livingston will present The Liberalisation of Liquor Licensing in Victoria – Implications for Alcohol-Related Harm.

The presentation will provide a brief history of alcohol regulation in Victoria, and discuss recent trends in rates of drinking and harm. It will also summarise a series of studies examining how rates of problems are related to the density of alcohol outlets.

Michael’s work in this field was recently recognised with the award of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) Early Career Award.

Michael is a research fellow in the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research and a PhD student in the School of Population Health at Melbourne University. He has a background in statistics and criminology. The focus of his PhD – and this presentation – is the impact of alcohol availability on drinking and related problems.

The seminar will be held on Wednesday 25th May 2011, 1-2pm at 54-62 Gertrude St, Fitzroy.

The seminar is free. All welcome, bookings essential. Details: 8413 8413 or info@turningpoint.org.au