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 detrimental impact on schools, a survey of principals found, with teachers spending significant amounts of classroom time dealing with the fallout of weekend parties.

Survey highlights binge drinking problems in nation’s schools
AM – ABC Radio
6 March 2014
A national survey of school principals has now found student binge drinking is seriously affecting academic performance.

NT alcohol crackdown makes gains, but questions over mandatory rehabilitation remain
7.30 ABC TV
6 March 2014
It appears that stationing police officers outside bottle shops in regional towns in the Northern Territory has had a significant impact on alcohol consumption.

Barnett wary of underage alcohol laws
The West Australian
7 March 2014
Laws to ban adults from giving alcohol to other people’s children are in serious doubt after Premier Colin Barnett yesterday labelled the so-called secondary supply laws “nigh on impossible to administer”.

Schools must teach emotional resilience: study
The Age
9 March 2014
An alarming snapshot of the mental health of high school students has found one in three girls and a quarter of boys are depressed, with many turning to violence, alcohol and unwanted sex to cope with problems

Alcohol restrictions pioneered in Newcastle working globally: Scipione
Newcastle Herald
10 March 2014
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the success of revolutionary late-night restrictions to combat alcohol-fuelled violence in Newcastle has had a ‘‘significant impact globally’’ and Sydney still had a lot to learn.

New study reveals alcohol, not drugs, major factor in one-punch assaults
Canberra Times
11 March 2014
Research suggesting the majority of fatal one-punch assaults are linked with alcohol and not illicit drugs will be presented at a forensic science seminar in Canberra on Tuesday.

Sly grogging on the rise in Fitzroy Crossing
ABC Indigenous
11 March 2014
It is a hot, muggy day in Fitzroy Crossing, and local police officers are working up a sweat.