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Alcohol culture change: the first signs?

Over the last fortnight it’s been interesting to read the reporting about the release of a couple of key pieces of alcohol data in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its Apparent Consumption of Alcohol, Australia, 2012-13 report, which shows Australians are drinking less alcohol overall than any time in the previous 15 years. The report shows: 9.9 litres of pure alcohol was available for consumption in 2012-13 for every person in Australia aged 15 years and over. This is…

Creating Synergy 2014: Engaging clients, couples and communities

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Want to improve drug and alcohol outcomes for your clients or your community?  Join us in Wollongong from the 25–26 June for Creating Synergy 2014: Engaging clients, couples and communities….

ABS releases new alcohol consumption figures

Is alcohol essential to the night time economy

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a new issue of its regular report, Apparent consumption of alcohol, 2012-13 (4307.0.55.001) Some points to note for the period: There were 183.6…

Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Dead Drunk: alcohol, violence and a night in Kings Cross  The Conversation 15 April 2014 Two months after the death of 18-year-old Sydney man Daniel Christie, who was punched to…

Getting tough on alcohol fuelled violence: a united operation


Alcohol fuelled violence is a topic that never seems to go away. It gets prime real estate in our news across Australia. Lately it has focussed on single attacks which…

Operation Unite: What is it?


On 17–21 April 2014  participating police jurisdictions across Australia and New Zealand are joining for the eighth time to conduct the cross-jurisdictional initiative, Operation Unite – a Blitz on Drunken…

Alcohol policy in NSW: Where to now?


NAAPA invites you to attend the forum on Alcohol policy in NSW: Where to now? The NAAPA Forum will provide a focus on three key elements of alcohol policy and…

Personal rights vs social harms

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A town in country Victoria is currently fighting with its council to stop the introduction of pokies into the local hotel. The division is between those who do not want…

Tell us what you really think

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The GrogWatch blog is a place for concerned community-members to find and share information on taking action on preventing alcohol-related harm in their family and local area. The purpose of…

Stepping up to reduce alcohol harm in Victoria

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The Victorian Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has launched its election policy platform for the 2014 State election, “Five steps to a safer, healthier Victoria”.  The platform calls on the government…