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'Alcohol In Our Lives: Curbing the Harm' is the Commission’s final report on the review of New Zealand’s liquor laws. The terms of reference for the review required the Commission to consider a broad range of issues including: the adequacy of the current liquor licensing laws; alcohol taxation and pricing; advertising; age restrictions and the responsibilities of parents with respect to adolescent drinking.The report contains 153 recommendations to Government and is divided into four parts. Part 1 summarises the public consultation findings and outlines the case for legal reform; Part 2 sets out the detailed framework for a new licensing system; Part 3 deals with alcohol taxation and pricing and the promotion of alcohol and Part 4 addresses alcohol offences, education and treatment. The 32 page extracted Summary of the full report can be downloaded separately. A limited number of hardcopies are available for purchase. The Report was tabled in Parliament on 27 April 2010. Review of the Regulatory Framework for the Sale and Supply of Liquor Submissions Analysis A separate report on the 2,939 public submissions on the Commission’s Issues Paper, ('Alcohol In Our Lives' (NZLC IP15, Wellington 2009) is also available. This 48 page report prepared by independent consultants, Litmus, contains an analysis of all 2,939 submissions across seven key policy areas: licensing; opening hours; purchase/drinking age; off-licences; tax and price; advertising and drinking in a public place. It also contains an in depth analysis of different stakeholder positions across the full range of policy options. The policies analysed in this report are those that were put forward as provisional options for public debate in the Commission’s Issues Paper published in July 2009.