The Alcohol Management Plan at Pormpuraaw, Queensland, Australia: An ethnographic community-based study

K Smith, Marcia Langton, Richard Chenhall, Penelope Smith, Shane Bawden

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education | Published : 2019


Alcohol is one of the leading causes of social, legal and health problems for Indigenous Australians. Since 2002, Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) have been used in many Indigenous communities as a framework to reduce alcohol-related harms. (Smith et al., 2013) This report outlines the findings of an ethnographic research project which gathered and analysed the AMP in the remote Indigenous community of Pormpuraaw on the western coast of Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland. The qualitative and quantitative evidence examined in this project shows a significant reduction in alcohol-related harms following the introduction of the AMP. We obtained data on hospital admissions which support ..

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