grogwatch news 14 May

14 May 2013 – Latest alcohol-related news

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 alcohol on grocery store receipts.

A push to tackle alcohol-related violence in Sydney
ABC Online
12 May 2013
Sydney’s late-night emergency services workers have united to call for the closure of all of the pubs and clubs in Sydney at 3am

Critics of NT alcohol policies rally in Alice Springs
ABC PM Program
13 May 2013
The Northern Territory’s new alcohol policies are continuing to attract criticism. 

Call for ban on alcohol ads in sport 
The Australian
9 May 2013
Western Australia’s Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan has urged Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to consider banning alcohol advertising during live sporting broadcasts.

Professor Robin Room’s recommendations to curb Australia’s alcohol consumption
News.com.au
9 May 2013
Australia should reduce trading hours for clubs and pubs, raise the minimum age for buying alcohol and review the number of places that sell booze, an expert says.

West Australia tops the nation in booze sales
Perth Now
11 May 2013
West Australians spend almost $65 at the bottle shop every month – more than drinkers in any other state.