Alcohol in the news

16 July 2013 – 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, but it appears their deterrence effect is diminishing.

Alcohol, ovens, skateboards and drug cocktails
The Daily Telegraph
15 July 2013
School holidays have been a bit quieter, the roads have been less congested and there have been fewer accidents. But still the longer you are drinking the more likely you will end up badly injured in an emergency department.

Teen drinking: should parents be allowed to supply alcohol?
Illawarra Mercury
14 July 2013
Under current NSW law, parents can give alcohol to their children and authorise other adults to supply their children with alcohol. Mrs Morgan said she would not give alcohol to Adam, her 15-year-old son, but agreed with the law in principle.

Good Sport Bob on job to drive alcohol and drug awareness
The Coffs Coast Advocate
14 July 2013
Coffs Coast Tigers Football Club has achieved another important milestone in becoming a Level 2 Good Sports accredited club. Accreditation was Tigers’ reward for commitment to building a healthy, safe and family-friendly environment not just for players but also members, families and the community.

Alice Springs woman to be first assessed under NT’s mandatory alcohol rehabilitation laws
ABC
12 July 2013
An Alice Springs woman will be the first person assessed by a tribunal under the Northern Territory’s mandatory alcohol rehabilitation laws.