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Dry July is followed by Alcohol August, Sloshed September, Overdo-it October

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As Dry July draws to an end, Fairfax Media Columnist Alan Stokes has generously allowed GrogWatch to publish his piece encouraging parents to look seriously at what kind of impression their drinking may be giving their children. I am going to sue the blokes behind Dry July. They negligently established a no-alcohol event to coincide with the final State of Origin match on a Wednesday night in which NSW tried valiantly but fell short of achieving a clean sweep against…

Book launch: Stemming the tide of alcohol

Stemming the tide of alcohol: liquor licensing and the public interest examines legislation on how alcohol is sold, promoted and consumed, and the implementation and enforcement of the regulations, from…

Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Booze? There’s no booze here… Sneaky alcohol flasks disguised as a hairbrush, camera and suntan cream bottle Daily Mail Australia 28 July 2014 We’ve all had a moment in which…

Less under 18s drinking alcohol but more to be done

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Young people are waiting longer before they try drinking alcohol, showing prevention efforts are working, but have a long way to go yet. Key findings from the National Drug Strategy…

A great night out

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Last year GrogWatch wrote an article Where’s the craft mocktail? about the lack of decent options for those choosing not to drink alcohol on a night out. The article had a…

Event: Alcohol’s burden of disease

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and Victorian Health  Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) invite you  to attend the launch of the research report  Alcohol’s burden of disease in Australia…

Warning – can cause disability

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The alcohol industry should be devastated by the report that less than 5 per cent of Australian women can recall pregnancy health warnings on alcohol. The 2009 Blewett Review into health labelling resulted…

Doh! Woolies breaks the advertising code marketing Duff

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Many of you will remember our recent story about Woolworth’s marketing of Duff Beer. Now GrogWatch has an update: the Alcohol Advertising Review Board has agreed that Woolworths’ advertising of Duff…

Discounting the drowning of our national sorrow

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Grogwatch reader Loretta Woolston this week wrote to us and we thought it was worth sharing: Why is it ok for Woolworths and Coles to promote alcohol on it’s dockets?…

AMA fights alcohol advertising

The Australian Medical Association is getting behind the campaign to stop kids being saturated by alcohol advertising during live sport.