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Monthly Archives: April 2014

International Energy Drinks Conference

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Caffeinated energy drinks are the focus of a new and rapidly progressing public health conversation in a number of countries. With most developed nations experiencing an exponential growth in energy…

At what point do we say enough is enough?

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It never ceases to amaze us here at GrogWatch, that human ingenuity is forever stretching the boundaries, but at what point do we say enough is enough? The US media…

2014 NADA conference – Diversity Driving Innovation


The 2014 NADA Conference: Diversity Driving Innovation in the non government drug and alcohol sector will focus on service responses to people with problematic substance use and complex health and…

Festschrift in honor of Professor Robin Room

On Saturday 13 September 2014, Robin Room’s extraordinary work in alcohol and drug research will be honoured at a Festschrift to be held in Melbourne, Australia. The goal is to raise…

Drink Tank event: Alcohol advertising and Facebook

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Drink Tank will be jumping offline and into the realms of the ‘real world’ with a public forum in Canberra on 1 May 2014 to examine the ways in which…

Risk Based Licensing and Alcohol – Related Offences in the Australian Capital Territory

Take a look in the mirror

Since December 2010, the ACT has calculated and set liquor licensing fees according to venue type, occupancy, and trading hours (known as risk-based licensing – RBL). RBL was introduced in…

Alcohol culture change: the first signs?

Over the last fortnight it’s been interesting to read the reporting about the release of a couple of key pieces of alcohol data in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics…

Creating Synergy 2014: Engaging clients, couples and communities

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Want to improve drug and alcohol outcomes for your clients or your community?  Join us in Wollongong from the 25–26 June for Creating Synergy 2014: Engaging clients, couples and communities….

ABS releases new alcohol consumption figures

Is alcohol essential to the night time economy

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a new issue of its regular report, Apparent consumption of alcohol, 2012-13 (4307.0.55.001) Some points to note for the period: There were 183.6…

Getting tough on alcohol fuelled violence: a united operation


Alcohol fuelled violence is a topic that never seems to go away. It gets prime real estate in our news across Australia. Lately it has focussed on single attacks which…