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Monthly Archives: May 2013

New evidence: restricting alcohol promotions works

New evidence: Restricting alcohol promotions works

An important new report out of Scotland shows positive impacts from banning specific alcohol discounts and promotions. The Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act was introduced in October 2011 and included: a…

Online underage sales need regulation

Online underage online alcohol sales

Online shopping, it’s great; you can browse without the crowds, or pestering customer service staff. You can do it anytime of the day, all you need is a credit or…

28 May 2013 – Today’s alcohol news roundup

Alcohol in the news

Smoking, drinking bigger risk to women SBS 28 May 2013 Data taken from a Europe-wide survey of some 380,000 people aged 40 and older, revealed that women faced a disproportional…

The Nepean Youth Channel

Nepean Youth Channel

The Nepean Youth Channel is the initiative of a group of emerging media makers from across the Nepean who took part in a series of workshops and a mentoring program,…

New report on alcohol-related harms from ambulance data

Ambulance data report

Last week Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, in collaboration with Ambulance Victoria, released a new report on alcohol and drug ambulance attendances in Victoria for the year 2011-12. This…

Fighting to ‘Keep Em Safe’

Keep em safe

GrogWatch is impressed by people who promote community action on Australia’s drinking issues as they have become too big for one government, organisation or individual to tackle alone. This week…

21 May 2013 – Alcohol in the news

GrogWatch - The Age - 21 May

Push for P-plates until 25 The Age 21 May 2013 Forcing young drivers to remain on probationary licences until the age of 25 would cut Victoria’s road toll, says the…

UPDATE: VB’s ‘Raise a Glass’ campaign complaints upheld

Anzac Day

In the lead-up to ANZAC Day, GrogWatch received complaints about the way in which VB was using the national holiday as an opportunity to market beer. Our article ‘Raise a Glass’…

14 May 2013 – Latest alcohol-related news

grogwatch news 14 May

NSW may ban alcohol ads on supermarket receipts ABC Online 12 May 2013 The New South Wales Government says it is considering banning supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles from promoting…

Choosing a sport club for your kids

kids soccer

As parents we always want what’s best for our kids. Selecting the right school for our children is a difficult task often involving the whole family. Schools have had to…