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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Why do we want to get ‘pissed’?

Why do we want to get pissed?

GrogWatch regularly advocates for regulations that have been proven to reduce alcohol-related harm, such as reducing the trading hours of licensed venues. But, this week we ask why we want…

New report: A snapshot of our drinking habits

The recently released 2011-12 Australian Bureau of Statistics report on alcohol consumption shows some interesting trends for the nation. These include: We drank 183.5 million litres of pure alcohol in…

Year 10 student Sam message to parents: ‘please stop letting kids drink’

An extraordinarily powerful and articulate opinion piece was published in the Sydney Morning Herald today. Parents, please stop letting kids drink was written by 15-year-old Sam Wolfe and calls for…

Parents take action as schoolies approaches

Parents take action

The Western Australian (WA) Government may have missed an excellent opportunity to prevent alcohol-related harm amongst young people during schoolies this year by delaying the Liquor Control Act review yet…

24 September 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

A couple of drinks a day likely to earn you a later ailment The Age 22 September 2013 The few glasses of wine women pour themselves each night to take…

21 Be There event

21 be there event

The Dalgarno Institute invites you to Join the Conversation; Is it time to raise the drinking age to 21? You are invited to be part of the South Australian Conversation…

17 September 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Should foetal alcohol disorder be classed a disability? ABC 12 September 2013 Every day, somewhere in Australia, a baby is born who will endure a lifetime of hardship because of…

A parents right to parent

son and father

GrogWatch welcomes the recommendations released last week in the NSW Government report on Provision of Alcohol to Minors, prepared by the Social Policy Committee. If these recommendations were included in…

10 September 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Study links high lead levels to anxiety, alcohol problems The Australian 9 September 2013 Childhood lead exposure in the South Australian city of Port Pirie has been linked to psychological…

How community action impacts on alcohol

Community action

GrogWatch supports and encourages communities to take action against alcohol-related harms, but what are the areas where community can make the most impact? We asked Anthony Shakeshaft, Associate Professor and…