NHMRC Public Consultation: Draft revised Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol

 
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Introduction

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released the draft Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol for public consultation.

The guidelines are being updated to reflect the most recent and best available evidence on the health effects of alcohol consumption.

The aim of the guidelines is to provide clear guidance for Australians on reducing their risk of harm from drinking alcohol. They are also intended to form the evidence base for future policy making and educational materials.

You are invited to participate in this consultation by considering the draft guidelines and submitting a response to the consultation questions on this website. All respectful contributions to this consultation process from the Australian community are encouraged, including those from individuals or on behalf of groups or organisations.

Since submissions cannot be saved and continued at a later time, it is recommended that you complete your responses offline and upload your submission to the portal when you can complete the entire submission in the one session. The consultation questions are listed under consultation documents for you to consider before uploading your response online.

We thank you for your participation and look forward to receiving your comments.

Consultation documents

The final version of the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol will be published in two formats: in an online platform called MAGICapp and in a PDF format on NHMRC’s website. For the purpose of public consultation, the draft guidelines will be presented in both formats. A ‘How to guide’ that explains how to access the draft guidelines in MAGICApp is available to download below.

  1. MAGICApp: Draft Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol
  2. Draft Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol [ Download PDF, 1.55 MB]
  3. ‘How to guide’ – accessing the draft guidelines in MAGICapp [Download PDF, 681 KB]
  4. Consultation questions [Download PDF, 147 KB]
Supporting documents

The evidence reviews and mathematical modelling commissioned by NHMRC for the update of the guidelines have been released for background information to assist stakeholders in preparing their submission. Please note these reports are for background information only and are not subject to consultation.

  1. Evidence evaluation report: Evaluating the evidence on the health effects of alcohol consumption [Download PDF, 2.46 MB]
  2. Technical report - Evidence evaluation report: Evaluating the evidence on the health effects of alcohol [Download PDF, 3.41 MB]
  3. Systematic literature review on the association between alcohol consumption and mental health disorders [Download PDF, 6.18 MB]
  4. Technical report - Systematic literature review on the association between alcohol consumption and mental health disorders [Download PDF, 4.4 MB]
  5. Systematic review of the association between different levels and patterns of alcohol consumption and long-term mild cognitive impairment [Download PDF , 1.88 MB]
  6. Technical report - Systematic literature review on the association between different levels and patterns of alcohol consumption and long-term mild cognitive impairment [Download PDF, 2.29 MB]
  7. Report for systematic reviews of the association between different levels and patterns of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and while breastfeeding and selected health outcomes for fetuses and children [Download PDF, 2.14 MB]
  8. Technical report – Report for systematic reviews of the association between levels and patterns of maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy and while breastfeeding and health outcomes for foetuses, babies and children [Download PDF, 1.57 MB]
  9. Evaluation of submitted evidence on the health effects (harms and benefits) of alcohol consumption [Download PDF, 2.91 MB]
  10. Mortality and morbidity risks from alcohol consumption in Australia: Analyses using an Australian adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (v2.7) to inform the development of new alcohol guidelines [Download PDF, 1.1 MB]

For your reference, the 2009 Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol are available for download [Download PDF, 1.83 MB].

Consultation date

Please note the time zone is AEDT.

CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm (AEDT) 24 February 2020
EXTENSION: Late submissions will only be considered under exceptional circumstances. Applications for extensions must be submitted to alcohol@nhmrc.gov.au before 20 February 2020.
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How to participate in consultation

NHMRC’s preferred option for accepting submissions is through the online portal.

Please click on Next Page to start your submission.