Pegasus Health is pleased to announce the signing of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill.
Katie Brown, Population Health Specialist, signed the open letter on behalf of Pegasus Health.
Pass the Bill is a new campaign, in partnership with Hāpai te Hauora.
“Our Māori, Pasifika and low income communities continue to bear the greatest burden of alcohol harm. Pegasus supports the measures in the Bill to reduce harmful drinking in all our communities,” says Katie.
The Bill will remove the special appeals process from local alcohol policy development, so that communities, not alcohol retailers, have a greater say when it comes to local decisions around where, when and how alcohol can be sold.
The Bill will also end alcohol advertising and sponsorship of broadcast sport.
Reducing alcohol harm means better mental health, improved child wellbeing, reduced family harm and less pressure on our health system.
The Bill is due to be debated in parliament. You can help by signing the bill as an individual or as a representative of an organisation at passthebill.org.nz.