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TV proposal gets R-rating – for ‘Ridiculous’

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One of the more heartening findings from last years’ National Drug Household Survey was that young Australians are drinking less than their parents, and that they’re starting to drink later. Finally, regulations (including Secondary Supply legislation) enacted to protect kids from booze are beginning to take effect. That’s why it’s so disappointing that the industry body representing free-to-air TV is calling for changes that would allow alcohol to be advertised from 7:30pm each evening. FreeTV Australia is calling for public…

App review: Focus on alcohol – Angus

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This app summarises key facts, effects and advice about alcohol consumption for young people and adults in the home or while out socialising.  The simple design is easy to navigate and contains…

MCG cuts food and drink prices

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We’ve got to say congratulations to the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s decision to lower food and beverage prices, while maintaining alcohol prices: “The ‘G’ will become the most affordable sporting venue…

Video: Helping GPs spot patients who are drinking at risky levels

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The Australian Drug Foundation’s recent webinar for general practitioners — “Helping your patients who are drinking at risky levels” — is now available to view on the DrugInfo website. About 20% of…

Event: LGBTI cultural competency training

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At the end of April, cultural sensitivity/competency training will be held in Melbourne for GPs and practice nurses to better understand and manage the needs of people from within the LGBTI…

Alcohol in the news

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Drunk Jetstar passenger forces flight from Melbourne to Perth to turn back The Australian 2 March 2015 Domestic passengers exploiting a regulatory loophole that allows them to carry unsealed bottles of…

Shop: Your Shout DVD

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The Your Shout: An honest discussion about alcohol by young people for young people DVD is now available from the Australian Drug Foundation’s online shop. It’s an educational DVD that features a…

Family violence – time to account for the role of alcohol

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Violence, both within and outside the home, is finally receiving the attention it deserves. Grogwatch has previously written extensively about the changes we as a community can enact to reduce…

Alcohol report launched by Rosie Batty

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On Tuesday 24 February, a new report by the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research was launched by Rosie Batty, 2015 Australian of the Year. The report, titled The Hidden Harm: Alcohol’s…

Event: eheadspace online info session

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eheadspace is an online and telephone mental health support service for young people and their families and friends. They occasionally run online information sessions as a way for young people and their…