Alcohol in the news

3 December 2013 – Alcohol in the news

Health experts alarmed over boom in Facebook alcohol ads
ABC News
3 December 2013
Health experts have expressed alarm about the proliferation of Facebook pages promoting binge drinking, with a fanbase of tens of thousands of Australians.

Facebook fanning alcohol use
The Age
2 December 2013
Facebook has become saturated with official and unofficial alcohol marketing, in a trend health experts say is exposing young people to relentless promotion of binge drinking.

King-hit deaths prompt new law push
The Age
2 December 2013
”One-punch” assaults have claimed 90 Australian lives since 2000, mostly in booze-fuelled bashings, a new study has found.

Special series – Punch Drunk, part one: Civic remains a hotbed of alcohol-fuelled violence
Canberra Times
2 December 2013
The ACT government’s tough new liquor laws have failed to cut drunken violence in Civic, Canberra’s roughest and most popular nightclub district.

Unanimous adoption of measures to curb alcohol-related violence
ABC News
1 December 2013
The Chairman of the Tamworth and District Liquor Accord says new measures designed to reduce alcohol related crime in Tamworth will be implemented as soon as possible.

Specialist doctor quits NT alcohol rehabilitation program in protest
ABC News
29 November 2013
A doctor who played a key role in establishing the Northern Territory Government’s new mandatory alcohol rehabilitation program has quit in protest at the way the program has been run, as well as the treatment of Aboriginal drinkers.

Broome police have lifted a restriction on alcohol sales in place overnight
ABC News
28 November 2013
A restriction on alcohol sales in Broome because of rioting and violence has been lifted this morning.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia in voluntary administration after Coalition cuts funding
ABC News
28 November 2013
The Federal Government has withdrawn funding for the national peak body representing the alcohol and drug treatment sector, forcing the immediate closure of the 50-year-old organisation.