Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) - Healthy people. Strong communities.

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Event: Women Want to Know

Women Want to Know – Pregnancy and Alcohol Women Want to Know is a campaign that encourages health professionals to talk about alcohol with women who are pregnant or planning…

When art imitates life: Duff Beer a Dumb Idea

duff beer

Last week we saw one of Big Alcohol’s key players fail to abide by its own guidelines which say alcohol must not target young people. Duff Beer is being sold…

Congratulations to the Casula community

GrogWatch congratulates the Casula community (NSW) who are opposing the imposition of a high risk late trading pokie pub, with assistance from ACAP. The residents in Sydney’s south west called…

Alcohol consumption study – participants required

home liquor cupboard wine whiskey

Researchers from the University of Sydney are conducting two online studies regarding alcohol consumption and are looking for participants. By taking part you can help researchers to learn more about Australians’…

Online and out of control: alcohol promotion and advertising

Dislike

Recent research reveals online promotion of alcohol deserves much more attention. Online alcohol promotion enables brands to avoid the advertising codes that try to regulate marketing and prevent the promotion…

Duff Beer – the drink made famous in The Simpsons soon available in Australia

duff beer

GrogWatch reader Chris recently wrote to us about his concern that Duff Beer is about to be sold in Woolworths-owned bottleshops. “I would like to complain about a new beer coming…

Saying ‘NO’ to new liquor licenses: taking a stand against a powerful industry

GrogWatch - Community Action Champions

Alcohol and violence has been in the media a lot lately, especially in NSW. Tony Brown, who is well known to many GrogWatchers as the man committed to reducing alcohol-fuelled…

The Changing Trends in Alcohol Coverage in Australian Newspapers 2000–2011

A study of alcohol coverage in Australian daily metropolitan newspapers over a ten-year period has found that between 2000 and 2011: News stories around alcohol consumption have more than doubled…

The Loadies

tv loadies

Televised awards nights have long had their problems with binge drinking. Sports codes in particular have gone to great lengths in recent years to tackle the issue, embarking on new…