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Alcohol restrictions are ‘dehumanising’, says former West Australian of the Year Tracy Westerman


West Australian authorities are not addressing the root cause of alcohol abuse, according to former West Australian of the Year and psychologist Tracy Westerman.

And as officials consider extreme restrictions on takeaway grog in the state’s Pilbara and Kimberley regions, a leading expert in alcohol policy, Michael Livingston, says community support is required to successfully reduce drinking.

It comes as Western Australia’s director of liquor licensing, Lanie Chopping, continues an independent inquiry into how the state should address alcohol-related harm, including whether all takeaway drinks, except light beer, should be… Read More here