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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Alcohol in wonderland

GrogWatch - Alcohol advertising in sport

Have you wondered why you see so much alcohol advertising on daytime sport when daytime TV advertising of alcohol is banned? Yes, the Commercial TV Code of Practice states alcohol…

App review: iDrinkulator Lite

idrinkulatorlite

Yet another app that claims to help you track your alcohol consumption, which it does quite well. An interesting feature is the ‘Yuckulator’. It compares the calories consumed through drinking…

30 Apr 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news - GrogWatch - 30 Apr 2013

Call for AFL booze ad ban The Age 28 Apr 2013 Health groups have called for a ban on alcohol advertising during televised sport, after new research revealed up to…

Counselling older people with alcohol problems

Counselling older people with alcohol problems - resource from the ADF online shop

Alcohol misuse is becoming an increasingly significant issue for people aged 55 and over. Providing effective counselling services to this growing client group requires a unique and specialised approach. This…

‘Raise a Glass’ campaign raises community concern

Anzac Day

Victoria Bitter’s “Raise a Glass” ANZAC Day campaign was on our list of top stories for Grogwatch. When fellow Grogwatcher Joseph sent through his comments on this topic, we decided…

23 Apr 2013 – This week’s news roundup

GrogWatch news roundup - 23 Apr 2013

Trouble brewing as beer makers call for tax cut The Australian 22 Apr 2013 The beer industry says it is suffering from one of the highest tax rates in the…

New survey: Australia’s drinking habits revealed

Should alcohol and school fetes mix?

The Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE) has released their Annual Alcohol Poll 2013. This survey aims to capture the drinking habits and attitudes of Australians each year, and…

App review: DrinkControl

DrinkControl

According to Happy Moments, people don’t understand the alcohol consumption guidelines. This app was created to help consumers understand and control their drinking habits and expenses. The optional male or…

Young people targeted by alcohol brands on the quiet

Young people targeted by alcohol brands on the quiet

Alcohol brands are innovators in the use of social media and they are using it to target young people. However, Denita Wawn, the chairwoman of the Alcohol Beverage Advertising Code…

16 Apr 2013 – Snapshot of the latest alcohol-related news

GrogWatch News - 16 apr 2013

Macklin seeks alcohol plan for the Alice The Australian 16 Apr 2013 Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin said yesterday that alcohol consumption should be managed under a single plan…