Senate debates

Thursday, 17 October 2019


National Alcohol Strategy

12:43 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

The government rejects the premise of the motion; it is false. At Minister Hunt's request, Commonwealth health department officials have undertaken productive discussions with their state and territory counterparts to finalise the National Alcohol Strategy, through the National Drug Strategy committee. Finalisation and endorsement of the National Alcohol Strategy is a responsibility of the Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum, and this is a priority item for all ministers. The Australian government is committed to preventing and reducing alcohol related harms. We have committed more than $780 million over four years to reduce the impact of drug and alcohol misuse on individuals, families and communities.

Question agreed to.


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