Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres visited Jamison High School and met with the Principal Mr Greg Lill and Vice Captains Tamati Wharerau and Rebecca Peace to discuss the launch of a new online resource developed by the NSW Government to help students improve their awareness about alcohol, the law and potential risks and dangers associated with drinking.
\”This new internet resource \”Out Tonight? Party Right\”, aims to minimise alcohol-related harm among young people in our local schools, community and across the State by educating them about the impacts that drinking can have on themselves, their friends and the community\” said Mr Ayres.
Out Tonight? Party Right was developed by the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing in conjunction with the Department of Education and Communities to align with the NSW school curriculum.
\”Out Tonight? Party Right gives High school students the information and facts they need to have fun safely and responsibly while staying on the right side of the law. High School is a time when young people celebrate important milestones in their lives, formals, graduations and birthday celebrations when personal decisions are made about the use of alcohol\” said Mr Ayres.
Minister for Hospitality, George Souris, launched the resource on 14 February, said the NSW Government is committed to implementing measures to help reduce risk drinking and alcohol-related assaults.
“Our whole-of-Government approach includes strong regulation of licensed venues, including targeting irresponsible venue operators through our Three Strikes disciplinary scheme,” Mr Souris said.
“Unfortunately for some young people their introduction to alcohol comes at a time in their life when they are not fully informed about its potential dangers for both short and long term harm – to their health, to their developing brains, to their relationships, to their performance at school, and to their future life potential.
“Helping educate our young people about responsible and safe attitudes towards alcohol is a critical part of our efforts to protect our next generation from alcohol-related harm.”
Explore the Out Tonight? Party Right program at www.partyright.nsw.edu.au