Alcohol in the news

04 Jun 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Appeal for more police as mining camps swell in Moranbah
Daily Mercury
04 Jun 2013
The Queensland Police Union has called for Moranbah police numbers to be doubled in order to address increasing incidents of alcohol-fuelled violence.

Alcohol is killing too many of us
The Guardian (UK)
04 Jun 2013
It gets ever cheaper and now it’s linked to over a million hospital admissions a year. Minimum unit pricing would be a good start.

Call for MPs to be bound by alcohol code of conduct
Sydney Morning Herald
03 Jun 2013
There are calls for an alcohol code of conduct for MPs after the finance minister, Greg Pearce, was warned by Premier Barry O’Farrell over allegations he was so drunk he was unable to participate in a parliamentary debate.

Licensing changes allows alcohol without a meal
ABC News
30 May 2013
Up to 500 WA restaurants are expected to take advantage of a fast-tracked permit system allowing them to serve alcohol without food.

Fee charge for compulsory alcohol rehab program
ABC News
31 May 2013
People forced into alcohol rehabilitation programs in central Australia under a Northern Territory Government new scheme will be charged $175 a week.