Alcohol in the news

26 June 2013 – 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, the number of off-field incidents has plummeted by 75 per cent.

Western Australian convenience stores make submission to sell alcohol
Perth Now
22 Jun 2013
In a submission to a review of the state’s alcohol laws, the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores admitted there was a “significant emotional hurdle” to overcome, but allowing stores to sell booze was an “obvious and necessary” reform to modernise WA retail.

Alcohol-fuelled accidents rife after midnight
The Daily Telegraph
23 Jun 2013
On Saturday night before midnight there were only a handful of alcohol-related patients but after midnight and through until 8am, more than 30 patients arrived with alcohol-related problems.

Police to crack down on alcohol, violence and dangerous driving
The Canberra Times
25 Jun 2013
Canberra police will crack down on alcohol related violence and dangerous driving after signing a new deal with the ACT Government.

NT Chief Minister attacks critics of controversial alcohol plan
ABC
24 Jun 2013
The Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has launched a scathing attack on the critics of his Government’s controversial plan to force alcoholics into rehabilitation.