4 Object

(1)

The object of this Act is that—

(a)

the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol should be undertaken safely and responsibly; and

(b)

the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol should be minimised.

(2)

For the purposes of subsection (1), the harm caused by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol includes—

(a)

any crime, damage, death, disease, disorderly behaviour, illness, or injury, directly or indirectly caused, or directly or indirectly contributed to, by the excessive or inappropriate consumption of alcohol; and

(b)

any harm to society generally or the community, directly or indirectly caused, or directly or indirectly contributed to, by any crime, damage, death, disease, disorderly behaviour, illness, or injury of a kind described in paragraph (a).