The Hon Terry Waldron MLA - stop adults giving alcohol to other people's children.
  • Petitioning The Hon Terry Waldron MLA

This petition will be delivered to:

The Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor.
The Hon Terry Waldron MLA
Premier, Minister for State Development
Hon. Colin Barnett MLA

The Hon Terry Waldron MLA - stop adults giving alcohol to other people's children.

    1. Samantha Menezes
    2. Petition by

      Samantha Menezes

      Perth, Australia

There is currently no law in WA preventing adults from supplying your child with alcohol when they are in their homes without your permission.  Adults who choose to do this should be held accountable for their actions and the consequences of them. Adolescents and children as young as twelve are drinking alcohol supplied by adults without their parent’s knowledge or consent at private functions in private premises. If your underage child attends a gathering in someone’s home, becomes intoxicated, has a serious accident, or is sexually assaulted, there is no Secondary Supply Law applicable for the adult who supplied the alcohol.

Adolescent drinking is a source of growing concern throughout Australia and the world. Data suggests underage drinking contributes to Australia’s unhealthy drinking culture. Something must be done to address this. As a community we must make a stand and demand Secondary Supply Laws to ensure adults can be held accountable for supplying alcohol to minors without parental permission.

To:
The Hon Terry Waldron MLA, The Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor.
Hon. Colin Barnett MLA, Premier, Minister for State Development
Please introduce Secondary Supply Legislation for alcohol in Western Australia. I believe making parents accountable for allowing underage drinking in their homes without parental permission is necessary in order to make a positive contribution to improving Australia's harmful drinking culture.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      Petition Organizer
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    15. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jason Harkness COOKSTOWN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 28 days ago

      It's important to me as it teaches my kids why alcohol is bad. I want to make a "guest-a-mation a measure in terms of measuring with your eyes as measuring with your eyes is a major achievement in life. So I think a "guest-a-mation" is a brililiant idea to bring to the homeless as they would probably die off quicker decreasing the chance of being stabbed between the hours of 12am-3am by about 57%.Thank you for your time and I hope you acknowledge these comments!

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    • Barbara Greenlees AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      I have two young boys and alcoholism is in the family

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    • Scott Adamson AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Let's face it, it is currently legal to allow a minor to consume alcohol or supply alcohol to minors despite the wishes of those minor's parents. That is appalling and most other states in Australia have addressed it. WA has not but should.

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    • Kathie Martin AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      If it's ilegal to provide alcohol to minors then how is this not applicable to adults providing alcohol to any child?

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    • Raymond Rayner AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      Alcohol is the major problem in our communities

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