The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) WA has welcomed the McGowan Government’s announcement of a Banned Drinkers Register (BDR) trial for the Kalgoorlie region.
AHA(WA) CEO Bradley Woods said the election commitment will help address problem drinking in the region and is likely to commence in May.
“The AHA has advocated for a BDR for over a decade – the announcement of a trial in the Kalgoorlie region builds on the trial already underway in the Pilbara and signals an important move away from the imposition of ineffective blanket restrictions.” Mr Woods said.
“We welcome this election commitment.”
The Banned Drinkers Register can be an effective tool in reducing alcohol-related harm and we have seen this effectively applied in the Northern Territory. The AHA supports the program and will work with the State Government on its implementation if they are successful in being re-elected.