I actually think alcohol is a problem within Australian culture in general, no matter the colour of our skin. People from a caucasian background have been drinking alcohol for a long, long, long time. Wheras the Indigenous have only been drinking it since the invasion.
For the record, I rarely drink so couldn't give two sweet goats about restrictions on the sale of alcohol personally but my mother is a (white Australian) alcoholic and her juice of choice is cask wine. I honestly do not believe that this kind of thing would restrict her drinking. She would probably just buy 2 casks on her next trip
Benji- yes from what I've read, Indigenous people are less likely than non-Indigenous to drink, but Indigenous people are more likely to drink at risky or high-risk levels.
15% Percentage of Aboriginal Australians who are long-term, risky or high risk drinkers. Same figure for non-Indigenous Australians: 14% .
Indigenous Australians aged 35–44 years were most likely to report drinking at long- term risky/high-risk levels in the last week (20%) (Table 2.19.1).
• Indigenous Australians were more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to report drinking at short-term risky/high-risk levels at least once in the last 12 months across all age groups, although the levels are close for the 18-24 year age group.
• A significantly higher proportion of Indigenous Australians aged 25–34 and 35–44 years drank at long-term risky/high-risk levels in the last week than non-Indigenous Australians of the same age.
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