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Hello Sunday Morning secures funding boost

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The Hello Sunday Morning campaign, established in 2010 to reduce Australian alcohol consumption, has secured $1.1 million in funding from the Australian Government. The funding will be used in a digital,…

Schoolies: a rite of passage – or a wrong?

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This GrogWatch guest post comes courtesy of Nicqui Yazdi, the coordinator of the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Byron Schoolies HUB. She’s also the Team Leader of BUDDI –…

Event: Best Practice Management of Drug and Alcohol Programs in Primary Care Conference

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Inner north-west Melbourne will play host to a one-day conference in early November, aiming to improve the outcomes of at-risk people in the community. The Best Practice Management of Drug…

Video: VicHealth launches Innovation Challenge

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VicHealth has produced a short video to support the launch of their Innovation Challenge campaign. The Challenge looks for ideas to change Victoria’s drinking culture either by reducing the overall…

UPDATE community campaign to resist new pub and pokies in Casula

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Last week GrogWatch reported on the Casula community campaign to oppose the unwelcome imposition of a large late trading pub and pokies in their neighbourhood. This week we have an update which shows…

Alcohol in the news

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The Australian Drug Foundation is part of plan to prevent drugs in Wellington Wellington Times 21 October 2014 The Community Drug and Alcohol Team has started back up in Wellington following…

Alcohol policy in Victoria – podcast series

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In 2014 the Alcohol Policy Coalition commenced work on an alcohol policy roadmap project, examining the current state of alcohol law and policy in Victoria, and looking at areas for…

App review: Green Book Directory app

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ADIN rating: 5 stars This is a useful service directory for people in Western Australia who want to find an alcohol and other drug or mental health service. It’s simple…

Casula residents achieve small victory against large pub proposal

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Celebrating people power is the theme of this week’s top story on GrogWatch, which comes from Casula community leader Criss Moore, of Casula Community Group for Responsible Planning Inc.   In…

Event: alcohol in emergency departments survey results

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Alcohol has a serious impact on staff and other patients in emergency departments. That’s the conclusion of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s (ACEM) Alcohol Harm in Emergency Departments 2014…