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Today’s GrogWatch article was written by Tony Brown. Tony is an Australian lawyer and community advocate for proven alcohol harm prevention measures. In 2008 he voluntarily led the local community in the Police-initiated case that resulted in the pioneering ‘Newcastle Model’ of effective alcohol controls, which Sydney’s current and Queensland’s impending last drinks/lockout laws are modelled upon. He is Chair of the Newcastle and Multicultural Community Drug Action Teams. *** A recent article from The Conversation shows that the so-called…

App review: DrinkSmart app

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The DrinkSmart app aims to help people track and cut back on their alcohol intake. Its drinking diary helps users track their drinking, the amount of money they’re spending and…

Competition Policy Review report released

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At the end of March, the final report of the Competition Policy Review was released. Public health groups are lobbying so that competition doesn’t come at the expense of public…

Vic govt seeking feedback on new liquor law

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Last year the Victorian government introduced a law requiring liquor wholesalers to report their wholesale liquor supply information to the government. This brings Victoria into line with Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern…

Video: ANZACs and alcohol

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With the centenary of Gallipoli fast approaching, ANZAC day is firmly entrenched in the popular consciousness of Australia and New Zealand. This short clip looks at a former soldier talking…

Kennett hits a bullseye on booze ban

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The Australian Drug Foundation applauds former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett’s call for the banning all advertising, promotion and marketing of alcohol products. The annual cost of harmful alcohol consumption is…

Video: Say Yeah, Nah campaign

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The New Zealand Health Promotion Agency (HPA) has a record of producing quirky, innovative television commercials aiming to get people drinking less. An early example (from 2013) was their ‘Say…

Event: Walk to Celebrate Recovery from Addiction

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This weekend in Melbourne will see the third annual Walk to Celebrate Recovery from Addiction. The Walk to Celebrate Recovery from Addication brings together people who are in recovery or…

Interlocks: the next seatbelts?

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It’s been estimated that 31% of all driver and pedestrian road deaths in Australia are alcohol-related. The number of road accidents resulting in hospitalisations due to alcohol would be even…

Event: Putting Primary Prevention in the Picture

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Later this month, the Australian Drug Foundation will run a workshop focussing on how local governments can play an important role in prevention of drug and alcohol-related harm.  Held in…