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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Alcohol and water sports don’t mix

GrogWatch - Alcohol and watersports don't mix

The weather is heating up and our thoughts are turning to long summer days by the beach, lake or river – or perhaps, lazing by the pool with friends. We…

Alcohol related harm at night, and how young people are drinking


Two significant reports were released in the past week, both showing different aspects of alcohol related harm – from harm prevention in the night-time economy to the latest statistics on…

Alcohol advertisers’ report card for June to August

Alcohol advertisers report card: Jun - Aug 2012

The Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) has released its regular quarterly report for June to August 2012. AARB’s role is to review and regulate alcohol advertising in Australia. Some points…

A call for unity on alcohol

Operation Unite - Andrew Scipione

Police responses to excessive public drinking was the subject of last week’s Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Oration last week by Andrew Scipione, the Chief Commissioner of NSW Police, ahead of Operation…

New report on alcohol’s hidden harms

Report on alcohol's hidden harms

The Federal House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has released a report on developing a national approach to the prevention, intervention and management of Fetal…

Is alcohol unfairly labelled as a scapegoat for violence?

Disturbing alcohol emergency

Drinking alcohol in itself does not necessitate violent behaviour; however drinking large quantities lowers an individual’s inhibitions and they can misread social cues which may lead to aggressive behaviour and…