Should you be driving?

Aussie drink-driving laws have similar penalties, but our BAC level is still at .05. This will be moved to .02 in the coming years.
Be safe for you, your family and the person you may injure because, you thought you were ‘ok to drive!’



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A Guide for Local Government

The purpose of this guide is to support local governments across the South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) area to reduce the harm from alcohol consumption at a local level. The harm that result from alcohol consumption can go beyond alcohol related diseases to a range of social, economic and environmental impacts on the community. This includes alcohol related assaults, injuries, property damage and other forms of anti-social or illegal behaviour. Local governments are becoming more directly involved in managing alcohol related issues and are ideally placed to facilitate a coordinated response in preventing the harm from alcohol consumption.

This guide provides a practical overview on the:

  • harm that individuals and communities can experience from alcohol consumption
  • role of local government in reducing these harm
  • steps required to plan, implement and evaluate harm reduction strategies

strategies that have been shown to reduce harm.

  • The guide applies key health promotion principles to:
  • ensure all public policies, not just health policies, contribute in some way to improving people’s health
  • create social and physical environments that encourage and support health and wellbeing
  • develop people’s personal skills and knowledge about their own health and wellbeing
  • strengthen communities to support health and wellbeing improvement
  • ensure services are effective, efficient and accessible to all and have a stronger role in preventing illness and disease2 .

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