Alcohol in the news

6 August 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Community meeting to tackle Byron alcohol-related violence
The Northern Star
2 August 2013
Organised by Byron community group Last Drinks at 12, the meeting will discuss ways to tackle the problem which has made Byron Bay one of the most dangerous places in NSW for alcohol-related assaults, Last Drinks at 12 member Mick O’Regan said.

Push for crackdown on cheap liquor, trading hours
The Canberra Times
1 August 2013
The ACT government has announced a review of the territory’s liquor act amid calls for a crackdown on the trading hours of pubs and clubs and cheap alcohol promotions by Woolworths and Coles.

Fetal alcohol syndrome victim calls on pregnant women not to drink
SBS
2 August 2013
When it comes to the dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant, the message may not be getting through. Australian researchers say only two out of three women know that alcohol can affect their unborn child.

BOCSAR says Alcohol-related attacks down
Sky News Australia
5 August 2013
A decline in violent assaults at pubs, clubs and bars in NSW is genuine and not because fewer staff are reporting the attacks to police. NSW crime statistics show the number of assaults at licensed premises has dropped 23.7 per cent over the five years to 2012.

The WA Government and Police Commissioner are at odds over using underage children to conduct stings on bottle shops
ABC
2 August 2013
Every one to two years, boys and girls aged 15 and 16 are recruited by a State Government agency to try and buy cigarettes from retailers chosen at random from around the Perth metropolitan area.

Slow start for mandatory alcohol rehab tribunal
ABC Local
1 August 2013
Five people fronted the Northern Territory’s mandatory alcohol rehabilitation tribunal in its first month of operation.