Alcohol in the news

26 November 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Lockout laws have cut violence by a quarter, claims SA Government
Yahoo 7
26 November 2013
The South Australian Government says its new lockout laws are already working to curb alcohol-fuelled violence.

Comment: Last drinks
SBS
25 November 2013
Our country faces an alcohol epidemic which is destroying families and killing more youth than you’d think. Our cultural attitudes to drinking need to change, writes Saman Shad.

Punch-drunk culture must stop celebrating alcohol abuse
Sydney Morning Herald
26 November 2013
The time will have to come when Australia confronts and acts on the damage done by alcohol, just as it did with tobacco.

‘Dangerous’ music linked to drug and alcohol abuse in young people, new Aussie research finds
Herald Sun
26 November 2013
Listening to “dangerous” music could drive young people to lapse into drug and alcohol abuse, new Australian research has found.

Virginia Trioli: We all fall down
Monash Weekly
25 November 2013
If only I could truly describe the drinking I have seen. I have seen young women so drunk they are on the verge of unconsciousness, utterly unaware that half their clothing has fallen off them, leaving them naked and pathetically vulnerable.

Alcohol, Drugsfuel Violence
The North West Star
25 November 2013
Representatives of Mount Isa’s pubs and clubs have spoken out about alcohol and drug-fuelled violence. This  follows police warnings and a large number of assault offenders filling the city’s Magistrates Court.

Liquor Accord driving new measures to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence in Tamworth
ABC News
22 November 2013
The Tamworth and District Liquor Accord is today announcing plans to implement tough new measures at licensed premises across the city aimed at reducing alcohol-fuelled violence.

Concerns over NT alcohol control plans
SBS
21 November 2013
To many observers, it’s the Northern Territory’s biggest social and health problem: excessive alcohol consumption. The most recent measure proposed by the N-T government to tackle it is Alcohol Protection Orders, designed to block supplies to problem drinkers.

One in eight deaths of young Australians attributable to alcohol
ABC News
20 November 2013
One in eight deaths of Australians aged under 25 is now related to alcohol consumption, a report has revealed. The Australian National Council on Drugs report (ANCD) also found 60 per cent of all police call outs – up to 90 per cent at night – are alcohol-related.

Ewen McKenzie sets Wallabies alcohol ban and curfew
The Sydney Morning Herald
20 November 2013
A furious Ewen McKenzie has slapped a curfew and mid-week alcohol ban on the Wallabies after senior players went out drinking four days before a Test match last week.