How we operate


The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) is an alliance of health, law enforcement and community organisations committed to reducing alcohol-related harm in Australia. The NAAA works primarily in the policy arena as a network with enabling and supporting roles.

The current Co-Chairs of NAAA are Ms Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) and Alcohol and Obesity Policy at Cancer Council Victoria, and Dr John Crozier, Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trauma Committee.

NAAA is administered by an Executive Officer who acts as the organisation’s day-to-day contact.

NAAA’s activities are planned and coordinated by an Executive Committee which meets quarterly, comprising:

  • Dr Dennis Young, Healthy Options Australia
  • Ms Julia Stafford, McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth
  • Dr Diana Egerton-Warburton, Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
  • Ms Anne Russell, Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association
  • Mr Michael Thorn, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
  • Professor Kypros Kypri, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle
  • Ms Erin Lalor, Alcohol and Drug Foundation
  • Mr Terry Slevin, Public Health Association of Australia

The membership of NAAA continues to grow. Applications for membership are open to organisations and should be made to NAAA’s Executive Officer – contact details.

Guests are permitted at meetings if agreed by members.

NAAA is not intended to replace any of the current organisations nor constrain members’ activities in any way, other than with respect to the conditions of membership, which are:

Members will have no direct financial relationship with the alcohol industry or any of its organisations and the alcohol industry shall have no role in policy development within member organisations.