Gunbang (alcohol) Action Group
Gunbang (the local Aboriginal word for alcohol) continues to have a negative and long-lasting impact on the lives of Aboriginal people across Australia including in the Kakadu and West Arnhem region.
The Gunbang Action Group was formed in 1995 to enable Aboriginal people from across the region to address the devastating impact of alcohol for both individuals and the community as a whole.
GAC is an active participant in the Gunbang Action Group, chairing the Group in 2003-4 and from 2009 to date.
At present, Gundjeihmi is the sole funder of the secretarial and policy development functions of the Gunbang Action Group.
GAC continues to play a pivotal role in fostering greater involvement of Bininj outstation residents in alcohol management reform in the Kakadu West Arnhem region.
Major initiatives of the Gunbang Action Group include:
- Kakadu West Arnhem Alcohol Management Plan
- Volatile Substance Abuse Management Plan
- Kakadu Liquor Licensing Accord