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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 past twelve months GrogWatch has supported, celebrated and turned the spotlight onto the wonderful work communities are doing to counter the harms alcohol causes. Stories we featured about fighting big alcohol and winning shows us that an individual and or a village can make a difference, and a significant one…

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…

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…

Video: Step Back Think

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The organisation Step Back Think was formed in 2008 to combat street violence, especially alcohol-fuelled violence. This summer there’ll be over 5,000 street assaults in Australia; 80% of the victims…

Breaking news: Alcohol industry to appear before Parliamentary Committee

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On Thursday 4 December the House of Representatives Indigenous Affairs Committee will hear from key alcohol industry representatives – and you can watch online.   Media release issued 2 Dec 2014…