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Monthly Archives: February 2014

25 February 2014 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

New liquor laws in place in Sydney CBD News.com.au 24 February 2014 Tough new liquor sales laws and pub and bar door restrictions are now in place across inner Sydney…

Neknomination: A suitable case for cultural change

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As if Australia’s binge drinking problem was not big enough, now we have invented the phenomenon of ‘neknomination’, which reportedly started in Perth. It involves a person filming themselves ‘necking’…

Want help objecting against liquor licenses?

Tony Brown, who successfully advocated for the Newcastle conditions, can provide anyone in New South Wales with free assistance. Tony, together with a Alcohol Community Action Project website funded by FARE, can provide local…

Queensland petition on alcohol action

Action on Alcohol

The Queensland Government is currently considering how best to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence. Action on Alcohol is a campaign that wants to reduce the number of alcohol-related harms and deaths in…

Alcohol advertising: New draft report from Australian National Preventive Health Agency

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A Draft Report – Alcohol Advertising: The Effectiveness of Current Regulatory Codes in Addressing Community Concern has today been released by the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA). ANPHA says: “The…

Highlighting the insidious alcohol practices in your community

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Last week a GrogWatch reader expressed her outrage about T shirts being sold that associated alcohol with Santa in her post Big W inappropriately promoting alcohol, which got us thinking….

New report: Review of governments’ alcohol policies

Late last year the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol released their National alcohol policy scorecard : 2013 results, which reviewed both the Federal and state governments’ alcohol policies. Only three…

Dancing in the dark…booze-free

Four years ago Heidi and myself opened the doors to a quaint little church hall in Fitzroy, Melbourne. It was 7pm on a quiet Tuesday night in June we took…

18 February 2014 – Alcohol in the news

Alcohol in the news

We Drank Beer Concentrate So You Don’t Have To Gizmodo Australia 17 February 2014 Pat’s Backcountry Beverages claims to have the answer to every camping ale addict’s prayers: a hyper-potent,…

New report: Underage drinking and outlet density

A new paper published in Addictive Behaviours based on Australian research has found an association between the level of early teenage drinking and the density of liquor outlets in the…