#funpolice: what do social media responses to the Australian ‘lockout laws’ tell us about trust and support for public health regulation?

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In 2016, two years after new alcohol control legislation (i.e. the lockout laws) went into effect in New South Wales, 70% of voters supported the legislation – by 2018 this declined to 48%. This project will analyse Twitter data regarding these laws (2014-2018) to understand how online publics construct social media narratives around controversial public health issues and public posturing towards related regulatory policy (i.e. liking and willingness to comply). This will inform tailored strategies for policy stakeholders seeking to build legitimacy and trust in public health regulation. Funded by the Asia-Pacific Innovation Program, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU (2019-2020).

Sharni Goldman

Sharni Goldman is a social science health researcher and PhD scholar at RegNet. She is interested in the social dimensions of efforts to address climate change including the impacts of mitigation...

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Dr Ashley Schram

Ashley is a Braithwaite Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Deputy Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Governance. From 2017-2019 Ashley led a programme of...

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