Centre for Health and Social Research

Why Don’t Friends and Relatives of Underage Drinkers Comply with Secondary Supply Laws in New South Wales?

Nearly 60 per cent of alcohol consumed by 12 to 17-year-olds is supplied by friends, relatives or strangers, despite the fact that providing alcohol to adolescents is illegal. This project explores why Australian adults supply alcohol to underage drinkers with the goal of informing educational and communication interventions to change the drinking environment for young people.