Alcohol in the news

19 November 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Pregnant women getting wrong message about alcohol
19 November 2013
Doctors and health advocates say pregnant women are still getting mixed messages about drinking alcohol. The National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) guidelines advise a woman to avoid alcohol completely when pregnant in order to protect her baby.

Schoolies look overseas for alcohol-free adventures
Herald Sun
18 November 2013
Booze-free activities, private islands and volunteer work are high on the list for Schoolies this year as young Australians increasingly fan out across the South Pacific and Asia to celebrate the end of school.

Schoolies alcohol-fuelled violence drives up assaults in Byron Bay
Sydney Morning Herald
18 November 2013
As Schoolies descend upon Byron Bay, a local medical doctor is warning that binge drinking in the New South Wales holiday town is destroying young lives and driving other tourists away.

Alcohol calories easily forgot
17 November 2013
Do you know how many calories you’re drinking? Drinks – both alcoholic and sugary – have been in the spotlight recently. Alcohol has been because Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is looking into whether or not alcoholic beverages should have energy (kilojoules or calories) shown on their labels.

Using new hospital toolies to help Gold Coast schoolies
The Conversation
15 November 2013
For the first time, Gold Coast hospitals are preparing for schoolies using technology to predict when drunk and injured teens will need help.

4000 face alcohol bans
NT News
13 November 2013
More than 4000 Territorians a year could be banned from entering licensed supermarkets, cafes, pubs and the TIO Stadium under the CLP’s proposed Alcohol Protection Orders.

Alcohol brewer slammed by Hindus for use of deities on ginger beer label
13 November 2013
Australia’s Indian community has slammed a NSW brewer for using Hindu deities on an alcoholic drink label.

Cricket ‘censors’ alcohol warning
The West
13 November 2013
Cricket Australia has been accused of unsporting behaviour, after rejecting an alcohol warning that was meant to appear in the match-day program for next month’s Ashes Test in Perth.

Police clamp on schoolies and toolies on Victoria’s Surf Coast
The Australian
12 November 2013
Police will doorknock schoolies partying on Victoria’s Surf Coast in a bid to prevent end-of-year celebrations turning ugly.