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Title: The Curse of 'White Man's Water'¹: Aboriginal People and The Control of Alcohol
Contributor(s): Douglas, H (author)
Publication Date: 2007
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The question of how to respond to the devastating impact of alcohol on Indigenous communities continues to be controversial. Recently the Northern Territory and Commonwealth governments have attempted to address the problem, introducing extensive changes to the way in which alcohol is regulated.² The underlying concern of these recent initiatives is the protection of Aboriginal people from the devastating effects of alcohol. Alcohol has consistently been linked to high levels of crime and violence, significant health problems and loss of cultural identity in Aboriginal communities. ... The article explores the tensions involved in the approaches to regulation of Aboriginal people's drinking and shows how the ideas underlying the assimilation policy are reflected within new approaches to alcohol regulation.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: University of New England Law Journal, 4(1), p. 3-33
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISSN: 1449-2199
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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