Alcohol in the news

15 October 2013 – Alcohol in the news

NT government plan GPS bracelets for alcohol-related criminals
News.com.au
14 October 2013
People who commit alcohol-fuelled crimes could soon have their movements tracked by GPS bracelets to ensure they do not go into pubs or bottle shops.

Is alcohol ever OK for expectant mums?
SBS News
15 October 2013
This week, Insight speaks to pregnant women, parents, doctors and those with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to find out whether any level of drinking is safe during pregnancy, and what the consequences are.

Over 40 litres of alcohol seized
NT News
14 October 2013
Police have seized over 40 litres of alcohol during an operation targeting the supply of alcohol and drugs to remote communities.

Alcohol-free zones mooted by Wollongong council
Illawarra Mercury
15 October 2013
Residents and tourists could soon lose the right to partake in a tipple after dark while enjoying some of Wollongong’s council spaces, after a motion to investigate the introduction of new alcohol-free zones was passed by Wollongong City Council last night.

Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre study finds underage drinking rampant across Melbourne
Herald Sun
14 October 2013
Underage drinking is rampant among 16-17 year-olds who live in Melbourne’s inner suburbs with 94 per cent of those surveyed reporting that they have consumed alcohol in the year before the survey.

Drinkers choose light alcohol blends
Gold Coast News
15 October 2013
Lighten up — that’s the message Australians are sending to wine companies and brewers as consumption of lower to mid-strength drinks grows.

Alcohol ties up ambulance service
Herald Sun
10 October 2013
Alcohol-related injuries have become one of the biggest drains of Victoria’s stretched ambulance service, tying up almost 25 units across Melbourne each day.

Alcohol industry uses tobacco tactics
The Conversation
10 October 2013
The alcohol industry is attempting to delay the introduction of mandatory warning labels by using techniques learned from big tobacco, according to the international scientific journal Addiction.

Police at risk ‘for sake of profits’
NT News
14 October 2013
The police union has accused the NT Government and the liquor industry of risking lives to protect the profits of a few hoteliers.