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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sports reporters start to ask the big question

Sports reporters start to question

What is the value to sport of alcohol sponsorships? That is the hot issue right now in the sports section of the Australian media. On Sunday during the ABC’s Offsiders…

26 June 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

High-profile incidents suggest otherwise, but numbers show NRL alcohol strategy is working The Sydney Morning Herald 25 Jun 2013 Since the introduction of the NRL’s alcohol management strategy in 2009,…

Leveraging social media seminar

Social media seminar

The rise of communication technologies and social media has changed the way we interact. Alcohol companies have been quick to capitalise on these new ways of communicating, supporting Australia’s drinking…

Strong evidence for raising drinking age but little support

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Today, a national forum at Parliament House is examining the economic, health and mental health impacts of teen drinking. Professor John Toumbourou, chairman of Health Psychology at Deakin University, has…

NSW inquiry into secondary supply laws

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The NSW Legislative Assembly Social Policy Committee is conducting an inquiry into the supply of alcohol to minors (secondary supply legislation). A discussion paper has been made available online. Responses…

18 Jun 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

The ‘other’ talk 4BC 17 Jun 2013 The Australian Drug Foundation has launched a new campaign which aims to help parents initiate the other talk with their children, about drugs…

App review: Not my round

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Do you drink? No? Want to meet others who don’t? This social networking app aims to connect adult (over 18) non-drinkers using geo-location – basically in the same way as…

It’s never too early to discuss alcohol with your child

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We know that children learn about alcohol from an early age. Studies have shown that children learn about different types of alcohol and what will happen if they drink through…

Hosting a great 18th birthday party

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Turning 18 is a milestone that young people often like to celebrate with their friends and families. Planning these parties is a lot trickier than for earlier birthdays, because they…

New report on alcohol advertising

The independent Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) has released its first annual report, with some damning findings for the alcohol industry’s success (or lack of) in self-regulation. Some key points from…