The Royal Australasian College of Physicians has called for all women "of reproductive age" who consume more than two standard drinks a day to be subject to "interventions" on the basis that they might be pregnant, in a remarkable submission to a Senate inquiry.

The Senate's Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the "Need for a nationally-consistent approach to alcohol-fuelled violence" at the behest of Queensland Senator Glenn Lazarus. Medical and public health bodies have made submissions, including the RACP, which lodged a submission proposing alcohol price hikes, nationwide lockout laws, zero blood alcohol level for drivers, advertising restrictions and cutting back on alcohol outlets.