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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Alcohol: poison or tonic?

Alcohol: poison or tonic?

As people raise money for Pink Ribbon Day across the country this month we are faced with the grim reality that alcohol is a cause of breast cancer¹. What’s perhaps…

29 October 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Anti-alcohol event an amazing race for all The Irrigator 29 October 2013 A series of challenges and activities delighted participants in Leeton’s own version of the Amazing Race recently. The…

Be The Influence Boarder X Series

be the influence boarder x series

Australia is playing host to the world’s first national competition for extreme boarder X skateboarding. The Be the Influence Boarder X Series will see up to 32 riders from across…

National weekend of action 2013

cringe the binge

Reversing youth binge drinking Byron Bay November 8, 9 & 10 For more information, refer to Cringe the Binge.

Parents furious over Cricket Australia sponsorship decision

Parents furious over cricket australia sponsorship decision

GrogWatch is outraged that Cricket Australia has censored the messages of the WACA sponsor Healthway to ensure alcohol sponsors aren’t upset, as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald. Not only…

22 October 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

Aussies want alcohol ads out of sport: study Illawarra Mercury 22 October 2013 Illawarra sporting, academic and charity representatives have welcomed new research that shows the majority of Australians want…

How to reduce underage drinking in Ballarat


City of Ballarat Youth Services and the Community Safety Advisory Committee invites you to a lunch to mark the end of Community Safety Month for 2013. Speaker: Professor John Toumbourou…

Cringe the Binge posters win award

cringe the binge

Congratulations to Cringe the Binge who won the Australian Marketing Institute Award for ‘Marketing on a shoestring budget’ for their cheeky and creative posters. Designed by Decoder, the posters aim…

Firm rules by parents can prevent adolescent binge drinking: New Deakin Uni research

New Victorian research shows adolescents whose parents set rules to not supply or allow them to use alcohol are 25% less likely to binge drink. Led by Deakin University’s Professor John Toumbourou,…

The Other Talk forum for parents (TAS)

The Other Talk forum for parents - TAS

At some point we have all sat down with our parents for ‘the talk’. It’s not always easy, but learning about sex is an important conversation that every parent and…