Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) have become an important Australian government policy response to the harms caused by alcohol in Australian communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have been central to the development of AMPs, being first developed and implemented in many communities throughout northern Australia. However, there has been very little research associated with documenting the effectiveness of the AMP approach, nor has there been research into the appropriate implementation and evaluation frameworks necessary for such approach to be evidence-based.
This project sought to develop an evidence base for AMPs as an appropriate policy framework to respond to the harms associated with alcohol misuse. Through an in-depth case study within the Jilkminggan Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory (NT), this study also sought to understand ‘best practices’ in the implementation and evaluation of AMPs in community contexts. Research in such community contexts is essential to understanding appropriate frameworks for the development of AMP implementation strategies.
Research in such community contexts is essential to understanding appropriate frameworks for the development of AMP implementation strategies.
Professor Marcia Langton
Professor Peter d'Abbs (Menzies School of Health Research)
A/Professor Richard Chenhall
Dr Kristen Smith
Aboriginal Medical Service Association of the Northern Territory (AMSANT)
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)
Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC)
Jilkminggan Community Aboriginal Corporation
Sunrise Health Service
Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC)
Smith, K., Langton, M., d'Abbs, P., Room, R., Chenhall, R., & Brown, A. 2013, Alcohol management plans and related reforms, Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse, Sydney, NSW;
Smith, K., Langton, M., d'Abbs, P., Room, R., Chenhall, R., & Brown, A. 2014, Alcohol Management Plans, In E. Manton, R. Room, C. Giorgi, & M. Thorn (eds.), Stemming the tide of alcohol: Liquor licensing and the public interest, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in collaboration with The University of Melbourne, Canberra;
Smith, K., Langton, M. & Chenhall, R. 2015, Alcohol policy and assemblages of intervention: Managing alcohol in Indigenous communities, Addiction 2015: Alcohol, Other Drugs, Behavioural Addictions: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery, Surfers Paradise, Australia, 20 – 22 May 2015, pp. 101-114.
Smith, K, Langton, M, Chenhall, R, 2014, Alcohol Management Plans in the Northern Territory: At the intersection of policy, social and spatial dynamics, Kettil Bruun Society Thematic Conference on Alcohol Policy Research, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Melbourne, Australia, 8-11 September 2014.
Chenhall, R., Smith, K. & Langton, M. 2013, Alcohol Management Plans: Do wider reform strategies lead to success? Challenges for Health and Society: Informing Positive Change, Centre for Health and Society Symposium, University of Melbourne, Australia, 17 – 18 April 2013