Abstract: Alcohol is the leading cause of healthy years lost. There is significant variation in alcohol consumption patterns and harms in Australia, with those residing in the Northern Territory (NT), particularly First Nations Australians, experiencing higher alcohol-attributable harms than other Australians. Community leadership in the planning and implementation of health, including alcohol, policy is important to health outcomes for First Nations Australians. Self-determination, a cornerstone of the structural and social determinants of health, is necessary in the development of alcohol-related policy. However, there is a paucity of published literature regarding Indigenous Peoples self-determination in alcohol policy development. This study aims to identify the extent to which First Nations Australians experience self-determination in relation to current alcohol policy in Alice Springs/Mbantua (Northern Territory, Australia).
Stearne, Annalee E., Lee, K. S. Kylie, Allsop, Steve, Shakeshaft, Anthony, Wright, Michael, 2022, First Nations Australians’ experiences of current alcohol policy in Central Australia: evidence of self-determination?, Volume:21, Journal Article, viewed 06 December 2023, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=38648.