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AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (WA)
The AMA – in association with the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) – is tomorrow hosting the AMA National Summit on Alcohol Marketing to Young People at Parliament House in Canberra.
The Summit will discuss concerns around contemporary alcohol marketing to young people – including digital marketing and new media, sponsorship of sporting and cultural events, and marketing tricks and tactics – and the participants will make a united call on the Government to establish an Inquiry into alcohol marketing to examine stronger regulation and policy. AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, will officially open the Summit at 10.00am.
The AMA will launch a new report – Alcohol Marketing and Young People: Time for a new policy agenda – and a Communiqué will be released at the conclusion of the Summit.
***Dr Hambleton, Julia Stafford (McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth), and Caterina Giorgi (Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education) will be available for comment on the Summit and the Communiqué at a media doorstop in the Senate Courtyard, Parliament House, at 1.30pm.
The AMA National Summit on Alcohol Marketing to Young People will include representatives from key organisations including:
Media are welcome to attend the Summit.
10.00am Official opening and introduction
10.10am Presentation: Deficiencies of the current self-regulatory approach and outcomes from the first Alcohol Advertising Review Board report
10.30am Expert Presentations on aspects of alcohol marketing to young people
12.15pm Discussion Panel Session/Q&A:
The implications of alcohol marketing and the case for policy action
A/Prof Ted Wilkes, Chair, National Indigenous Drug & Alcohol Committee;
Parliamentarians including Phillip Ruddock MP, Mal Washer MP, Jill Hall MP, Senator Trish Crossin, Craig Kelly MP, Laura Smyth MP, and Luke Hartsuyker MP will attend the Summit as observers.