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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Stepping up to reduce alcohol harm in Victoria

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The Victorian Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has launched its election policy platform for the 2014 State election, “Five steps to a safer, healthier Victoria”.  The platform calls on the government…

Neknomination- French attempt to ban binge drinking craze

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The Independent - Wednesday 19 March 2014 Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if…

New report: Alcohol advertising- is the regulation effective?

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The Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) has released a draft report on the effectiveness of current regulation of alcohol advertising. The report is a useful summary of what are…

Laugh, it’s good for you

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There are two absolute facts in life: you are born and you die. So in between, it’s how we behave and the attitudes that we learn and hold that define…

Forum: Preventing alcohol-related harms in Queensland

  The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) is a coalition of nine organisations working together to promote evidence-base actions to prevent alcohol-related harms in Queensland. On the 19…

11 March 2014 – Alcohol in the news

Teachers deal with students’ drug and alcohol abuse, report says Sydney Morning Herald 6 March 2014 The binge drinking and drug taking culture among high school students is having a…

Schools call for help on alcohol

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The saddest aspect of attempts to change Australia’s alcohol culture is our propensity to handball the problem to someone else. Many individuals get the blame for the drinking culture –…

Where’s the craft mocktail?

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FebFast has ended and many people succeeded in having a grog-free month. For some it was a chance to take a breather after a long hot summer; for others a…

Name That Point competition continues until 16 March 2014

VicHealth has invited people to contribute to changing our boozy drinking culture by creating a message that will resonate with binge drinkers. Just give a name to that point on…

4 March 2014 – Alcohol in the news

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Research shows closing pubs and clubs early reduces alcohol related assaults ABC News 4 March 2014 New research has found a reduction in assaults in Newcastle, after the introduction of…