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Monthly Archives: August 2014

New research report: Young people’s opinions on alcohol and other drug issues

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Do young people support alcohol regulations in our community? What do they think about accessing treatment? The Australian National Council on Drugs have published a new report looking at young people’s…

If you’re over 50 – the following may apply to you

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We are an ageing population, the baby boomers are starting to retire, they are energetic, demanding and have disposable incomes to burn; things you have already heard before.  Did you…

The devil in the alcohol detail

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Alcohol policy can be very confusing, especially in complex legislation and regulations such as liquor acts. And as with many things; the devil is very much in the detail. The…

Shame on Harvey Norman – email from a reader

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GrogWatch reader Helena sent us this email this week: “Seeing this Harvey Norman catalogue and the bonus wine offer on every page encouraging ‘Entertainment Your Way’ concerned me greatly about…

New Drink Limits support group for same-sex attracted women

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Recent research shows that a large portion of same-sex attracted women are drinking too much on a regular basis, putting their health and relationships at risk. The culture of drinking…

New report: Alcohol and other drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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In June the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) released a new paper – Alcohol and other drug treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The paper outlines…

WYLD urges young people: Don’t Let it Get Ugly!

Today GrogWatch hears from Kath Knott who has been working with young people on a local project to reduce alcohol related violence in rural Victoria. The Whenever You’re Likely to…

Collection of alcohol sales data is a step in the right direction

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Victoria will have a new tool to tackle alcohol-related harm when new legislation, introduced to Parliament this week, is passed. The legislation requires certain types of licensees, such as wholesale…

New liquor licensing book available to order

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FARE have produced a new book – “Stemming the tide of alcohol – liquor licensing and the public interest” This new book explores the role that liquor licensing plays in…

Booze too large a burden on the healthcare system

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While state and federal politicians are trying to find ways to reduce the costs of Australia’s health budget –and are making themselves unpopular in the attempt — they continue to…