Book launch: Teaching ‘Proper’ Drinking?

Can people learn to drink differently? There can be no argument that the level of harm from alcohol in Australia is too high and that some communities are disproportionately affected. In her book Teaching ‘Proper’ Drinking?, Dr Maggie Brady examines two historical approaches undertaken with Aboriginal people that sought to minimise this harm by teaching people to drink in a ‘civilised’ manner. Were they successful?

ANU Press, the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education invite you to the launch of Teaching ‘Proper’ Drinking? at Parliament House, Canberra.

Join the Hon Warren Snowdon, Member for Lingiari, Northern Territory and Deputy Chair of the standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs who will launch the book and author Dr Maggie Brady who will discuss the lessons that can and should be learnt from this work.

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4–5pm 26 March 2018


House of Representatives Committee Room -1R5
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE)