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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Safe, fun teen parties – it’s all in the planning

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Parents have been worried about gatecrashers and parties spiraling out of control for as long as young people have been partying. Wild house parties are hardly a new phenomenon. What…

App review: Better Health Channel

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The app provides health information and a Victorian-based health services search directory. It includes a range of content, including articles on healthy living, first aid procedures, healthy recipes and the ability…

Event: AMA National Alcohol Summit

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The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is running a two-day summit in Canberra, from 28 to 29 October. The summit will feature a range of stakeholders who have come together to…

Video: Alcohol in the Body

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The Australian Drug Foundation has a mammoth library of alcohol and other drug resources, and some items go back decades – or seem to. We recently uncovered this nice little…

Hello Sunday Morning secures funding boost

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The Hello Sunday Morning campaign, established in 2010 to reduce Australian alcohol consumption, has secured $1.1 million in funding from the Australian Government. The funding will be used in a digital,…

Schoolies: a rite of passage – or a wrong?

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This GrogWatch guest post comes courtesy of Nicqui Yazdi, the coordinator of the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Byron Schoolies HUB. She’s also the Team Leader of BUDDI –…

Event: Best Practice Management of Drug and Alcohol Programs in Primary Care Conference

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Inner north-west Melbourne will play host to a one-day conference in early November, aiming to improve the outcomes of at-risk people in the community. The Best Practice Management of Drug…

Video: VicHealth launches Innovation Challenge

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VicHealth has produced a short video to support the launch of their Innovation Challenge campaign. The Challenge looks for ideas to change Victoria’s drinking culture either by reducing the overall…

UPDATE community campaign to resist new pub and pokies in Casula

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Last week GrogWatch reported on the Casula community campaign to oppose the unwelcome imposition of a large late trading pub and pokies in their neighbourhood. This week we have an update which shows…

Alcohol policy in Victoria – podcast series

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In 2014 the Alcohol Policy Coalition commenced work on an alcohol policy roadmap project, examining the current state of alcohol law and policy in Victoria, and looking at areas for…