Summarising the impacts of the Queensland Alcohol-related violence and Night-Time Economy (QUANTEM) project

Peter G. Miller, Kerri Coomber, Dominique de Andrade, Michael Livingston, Cheneal Puljević, Thea Vakidis, Nicholas Carah, Nicholas Taylor, Michele Burn, Ashlee Curtis, Robin Room, Alan Clough, Jake Najman, Debbie Scott, Richelle Mayshak, Jason Ferris

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This closing commentary to the special section presents an overview of the Queensland Alcohol-related violence and Night-Time Economy Monitoring evaluation findings in comparison to those from other jurisdictions where similar interventions have been implemented (such as Sydney and Newcastle), and especially with previous studies that have used similar evaluation methodologies, such as the Dealing with Alcohol and the Night-Time Economy study. Overall, the articles documented promising reductions in alcohol-related harm, building on the existing evidence base for multi-pronged interventions in entertainment districts. Importantly, this is the first comprehensive investigation to also look at impacts on nightlife-related business and findings demonstrated, that there were improvements for many businesses. There are substantial policy implications for Queensland and other jurisdictions (nationally and globally) wanting to reduce late night alcohol-related harm in entertainment districts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-760
Number of pages6
JournalDrug and Alcohol Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • alcohol policy
  • ambulance
  • live music
  • nightlife
  • violence

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