Today’s alcohol-related news

Anti-booze wowsers take it a step too far
WA Today
2 April 2013
Australia is a country that likes its grog, which is exactly what anti-alcohol crusaders and born-again wowsers Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan and Professor Mike Daube are on the warpath over.

Profiling a citizen-generated public health campaign against alcohol and junk food marketing in sport
Crikey
1 April 2013
Jeremy Henderson from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education profiles a Tasmanian man, Aaron Schultz, who is mounting a citizen-generated campaign for action on alcohol and fast food marketing in sport.

Licensees to fight ‘ridiculous’ ban on shots after 2am
AdelaideNow
31 March 2013
A draft code bans “shots” or “shooters” and beverages with more than 30ml of alcohol after midnight in SA venues operating after 2am.

Police Commissioner lays down law over drunken violence
The Age
31 March 2013
The NSW Police Commissioner says that dealing with alcohol and its effects consumes about 70 per cent of a frontline police officer’s time.

Calls for supermarket giants to back alcohol code
ABC
27 March 2013
Coles and Woolworths are being urged to become signatories to the self-regulation system for alcohol advertising.

Call for city pubs to close early
Kalgoolie Miner
27 March 2013
Kalgoorlie-Boulder pubs should close by midnight to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence, according to a major national study.

Talk to children about alcohol, say campaigners
BBC News
26 March 2013
A county council has launched a campaign to encourage parents of 11 to 14-year-olds to talk about the effects of drinking.