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Opinion – Time to celebrate Australia Day without the mayhem

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To my fellow Australians, I want to wish you all a Happy Australia Day. May yours be a day of fun, frolics and fond memories with friends and family. May yours be a day with no fistfights, foul behaviour or fatalities fuelled by alcohol and drugs. May your loved ones get home safely. No husband killed by a drunk driver, no woman by her ex-partner or son felled by a coward punch. And not just on Australia’s national birthday but…

NSW alcohol policy election forum

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Ahead of the state election on 28 March, the NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) is holding an election forum to give candidates the opportunity to outline their plans to…

Grey Matters: AOD & older Australians conference – Adelaide

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The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) will host a national conference on identifying, preventing and responding to alcohol and other drug problems among older Australians. The…

Newcastle FASD prevention 

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A communique from Newcastle CDAT Chair Tony Brown.  On 11 December 2014, a broad and representative cross section of Newcastle based public, private and community organisations and individuals united to…

Roundup 2014: Bizarre Booze Edition

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If an industry’s desperation can be measured by the lengths it goes to in order to attract customers, 2014’s been an anxious one for alcohol manufacturers. At least that’s one…

It’s good news

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Throughout the year GrogWatch has highlighted the issues at both a national and local community level around the hypocrisy of alcohol and liquor licensing, legislation, advertising and pricing. Over the…

Alcohol in the news

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School leavers carve out their own celebratory path Canberra Times 15 December 2014 Bushwalking, art-focused trips and helping others are now part of the school-leavers’ path: it isn’t all booze,…

NSW: Stronger laws to reduce underage drinking about to come into effect

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NSW’s Secondary Supply legislation has been beefed up, with new provisions coming into effect this on 15 December. Read more about NSW’s Liquor Act review reforms. The existing secondary supply legislation…

Corporate social responsibility, anyone?

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Here’s something to ponder. What organisation would encourage young people under the age of 18 to drink alcohol? Before you answer, consider Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council recommends…

Gimmicks, apps and nudging

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Over at Croakey, the Crikey health blog, ReGen CEO Laurence Alvis has written a cracking post on the shortcomings of apps and other digital tools that purport to change risky…