What is Secondary Supply Law?
Why is secondary supply important?
Secondary supply is one way that young people obtain alcohol. Almost 40 per cent of underage drinkers get alcohol from their parents, and only 5 per cent buy it themselves. So a good deal (55%) of underage drinking occurs when minors obtain alcohol from a person who is not their parent, guardian or carer.1
The National Health and Medical Research Council's Australian alcohol guidelines suggest that for people under 18 years of age, not drinking alcohol is the safest option.
There have been a number of cases in Australia where a person has suffered injuries or died as a result of drinking too much alcohol after being supplied with it by an adult who was not their parent. Regulating private supply of alcohol aims to stop that happening by deterring adults from supplying alcohol to young people without approval from the young people's parents.
For Complete data go to Australian Drug Foundation http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/images/secondary-supply-16mar16.pdf