Alcohol in the news

4 February 2014 – Alcohol in the news

Paramedics on the danger list for alcohol-related violence
Central Western Daily
4 February 2014
Health Services Union (HSU) spokesperson Matt Pickering says while attacks on paramedics are relatively rare  in the country, becoming the victim of alcohol-fuelled violence is a hazard of the job.

Alcohol causes 1,400 cancer deaths a year
3 February 2014
Alcoholic drinks should carry cigarette-style cancer warnings and be taxed at rates that reflect the burden of disease they cause, according to leading Australian health experts.

Parents fail as role models
Herald Sun
3 February 2014
As reported in the Herald Sun, police are alarmed at the irresponsible behaviour of parents who ring up their L-plate children to drive them home from the pub when they are over .05.

City nightlife transformed by alcohol laws
Newcastle Herald
3 February 2014
Newcastle’s nightlife has indisputably changed since the introduction of tighter trading conditions for hotels, with only a handful left operating into the early hours on fewer evenings.

Mandatory sentencing for alcohol violence could overcrowd prisons
The Sydney Morning Herald
2 February 2014
NSW prisons are close to capacity, and lack the 5 per cent ”ideal buffer” that the prisons chief has said is needed to avoid ”hot bedding” and increased assaults.

One-punch alcohol laws passed by NSW Parliament
ABC News
31 January 2014
Legislation to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence, including a controversial law for deadly one-punch assaults, has been passed by the New South Wales Parliament.

Why does alcohol make some people violent?
ABC Online
29 January 2014
Alcohol-related violence has been making headlines with increasing frequency, but not everyone who drinks alcohol, even to excess, becomes aggressive.

Drinking in the sun may raise risk of skin cancer
The Telegraph
28 January 2014
Winding down with a couple of glasses of wine by the pool on holiday may seem completely harmless. But new research suggests that alcohol may stop the skin battling harmful UV rays from the sun, and could even lead to the most deadly form of skin cancer.