GrogWatch news roundup - 05 Mar 2013

This week’s alcohol-related news roundup

This week our media snapshot features alcohol giant Liquorland losing its bid for a superstore in a WA community, a NSW council taking action on alcohol-related violence and a link to The Conversation’s excellent series that shone a light on alcohol in Australia.

Bid to open liquor store fails
The West Australian
05 Mar 2013
Alcohol giant Liquorland has lost a Supreme Court challenge to a decision to reject its bid for a superstore in Maylands after objections it might harm “at-risk” people through increased access to cheap alcohol and harm the amenity of residents.

Council calls last drinks
Central Western Daily
05 Mar 2013
NSW Orange City Council plans to take action on alcohol related violence in Orange and may enforce tougher restrictions than in Newcastle.

Sly grog shops defeating police in Alice Springs
The Australian
03 Mar 2013
Drinkers are accessing alcohol day and night from illegal grog shops all over Alice Springs, making a mockery of alcohol restrictions and law-enforcement measures designed to stop them.

Hospital slams AHA for ‘denial’ of alcohol problems
Sydney Morning Herald
02 Mar 2013
A Sydney hospital has accused the Australian Hotels Association of misleading the public and mocking emergency staff by persistently denying the severity of alcohol-fuelled violence.

Alcohol in Australia
The Conversation
01 Mar 2013
Read all ten articles from The Conversation’s excellent series shining a light on alcohol in Australia.