Responsible consumption of alcohol policy

1.  Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to advise members of Australian Air Defence Artillery Association (referred to in this document as the AADAA) on the AADAA’s guidelines for the responsible consumption of alcohol.

2.  Objective

The AADAA committee of management (called the ‘committee’ in this policy) aims to ensure that all members are aware of their obligations with regard to the responsible consumption of alcohol and comply with this policy.

3.  Scope

This policy applies to all members of the AADAA.

4.  Policy

The AADAA is committed to the responsible consumption of alcohol. This alcohol policy outlines the AADAA’s expectations of behaviour for all members and guests. In becoming a member, you agree to abide by this policy and understand that any breaches or inappropriate behaviour that results from excessive consumption of alcohol will result in the AADAA taking disciplinary action.

Intoxicated members

  • Alcohol will not be provided to any member who is intoxicated:
    • Signs of intoxication include slurred speech, impaired balance, poor coordination, reduced inhibition, becoming aggressive or belligerent, and exhibiting inappropriate behaviour and it is reasonable in the circumstances to believe that the impairment results from the consumption of alcohol.
  • The AADAA supports venue bar staff who follow procedures provided in their RSA training for dealing with and refusing alcohol to intoxicated patrons, this includes refusing to serve alcohol to any member they believe is becoming intoxicated.
  • Members are not to supply alcohol to any other person who is intoxicated or who has been refused service by bar staff.
  • Intoxicated members will be asked to leave the event/venue.

Underage drinking

  • No alcohol will be sold or supplied to a member aged under 18.
  • An AADAA committee member or venue bar staff will request proof of age of any person they believe to be aged under 18.

Responsibilities of members

  • Consume alcohol responsibly at all AADAA events.
  • Do not arrive at an event under the influence of alcohol.
  • Do not bring alcohol to an event unless it explicitly advertised as BYO.
  • Do not consume alcohol if you are aged under 18.
  • Do not supply alcohol to intoxicated members or anyone aged under 18.
  • Do not encourage others to drink excessively or take part in activities that involve excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Do not spike another member’s drink.

Whilst the AADAA will undertake to educate members, about the alcohol policy, it is the responsibility of each individual to access this information.

Non-Compliance

The AADAA will take action for breaches of behaviour and responsibilities outlined in this policy.

  • If members become drunk at an AADAA event they will be asked to leave. Ongoing instances of intoxification will result in disciplinary action (e.g. suspension or termination of membership).
  • Any person aged under 18 found to have consumed alcohol while at an AADAA event may be suspended for the remainder of the event. The young person’s parents shall be advised and will be responsible for getting their son/daughter home at their own
  • Any member found to have behaved inappropriately because of over-consumption of alcohol will face disciplinary action.