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Monthly Archives: November 2012

What message are you sending out?

Australian Night Time Economy

What is colloquially known as “silly season” is now upon us. This name in itself should get us thinking about the kind of behaviour we expect or we think is…

Liquor licensing – the state of play in Australia

National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) has undertaken a comprehensive review of liquor licensing in Australia as of December 2010. It has published the findings in the…

Recovery: A model for hope in AOD

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Interview with David Best  What is in a name? There has been a lot written about recovery in recent years in Australia and elsewhere, and just like the climate change…

Schoolies: Advice for parents


It’s that time of year again, when year 12 school leavers head off to various locations for the annual ‘schoolies’ celebrations. For young people who participate in schoolies, it is…

Cheap booze sites provoke experts’ fury

Read the full article in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Crackdown on parents buying for schoolies

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Security guards at BWS and Dan Murphy’s in Queensland will stop parents if they believe they are buying alcohol for their children to drink during end of school year celebrations….

‘Grog’ hits Indigenous babies

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Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) affects half of the babies born in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, according to a recent study by the Lililwan Project. Read the full article in…