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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Award spells another step forward for WA teen drinking laws

GrogWatch News Roundup - 26 Mar 2013

GrogWatch congratulates West Australian parent Samantha Menezes on winning the 2013 Injury Control Council of WA’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Samantha has been campaigning for many months for the introduction of…

Have a Red Frog in schoolies week

schoolies

Research into the phenomenon of ‘schoolies week’ over the past two decades shows high proportions of young people put themselves in harm’s way during these celebrations. Although there are a…

30 July 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Does your workplace have a drinking problem? The Age 26 July 2012 In my first job after uni I worked for a construction company as a site secretary while they…

All young people binge drink…Or do they?

change of drinking culture

We have a tendency to focus on the number of young people that drink and in particular those that drink at harmful levels. In many ways, this is a valid…

23 July 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Calls for Queensland Government to address binge drinking ABC TV News 19 July 2013 Experts have labelled the Queensland Government’s approach to binge drinking appalling. Sale of alcohol guidelines watered…

Using social media to create change

Using social media to create change

Over 12 million Australians have accounts with Facebook1, and Australia now ranks second in the world in terms of smartphone penetration, with 37% of people owning one.2 So, what are…

16 July 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

We need to rev up our drink-driving deterrents The Canberra Times 11 July 2013 Drink-driving measures have been one of the major public health success stories of the 20th century,…

New report: Ireland’s review of alcohol sponsorship in sport

Alcohol sponsorship in sport

The Joint Committee on Transport and Communications within Ireland’s National Parliament has released a report on alcohol sponsorship in sport. Some key points are: This report was prompted by Government…

9 July 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Drunk tanks open in Sydney in alcohol-related violence crackdown ABC 6 July 2013 The first so-called drunk tanks have opened in Sydney as part of the New South Wales Government’s…

Celebrating NAIDOC week

NAIDOC week

It’s NAIDOC week and the Australian Drug Foundation acknowledges the traditional owners of this land by paying our respect to all elders past and present.  NAIDOC is a celebration of…