09 Apr - Todays GrogWatch News Roundup

09 Apr 2013 – Today’s news roundup

Close legal loophole and boot out booze ads, VicHealth urges
06 Apr 2013
A legal loophole allowing alcohol advertising during the day should be closed immediately, the state’s peak health group has urged.

Calls grow for teenage booze ban
The West Australian
05 Apr 2013
Australian Drug Foundation policy chief Geoff Munro said Victoria and Tasmania had introduced secondary supply laws after tragedy befell two drunk teenagers and WA should not wait for similar circumstances before legislating.

Liberal MPs back booze control for kids
The West Australian
04 Apr 2013
Premier Colin Barnett is facing pressure from within his own party to curb the legal supply of alcohol to minors by committing to so-called secondary supply laws.

Cost of alcohol misuse double govt revenue
ProBono Australia News
04 Apr 2013
The cost to society from alcohol harm and misuse in Australia is double that raised in tax and excise revenue by the Federal Government, according to a new study by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC).

Police fears stop alcohol superstore
The West Australian
03 Apr 2013
The Liquor Commission has rejected an application by retail giant Woolworths for an alcohol superstore – only 6km away from its nearest store – after police submitted evidence showing existing alcohol-related crime in the area.