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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Event: Australian youth AOD conference

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The Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) have announced Australia’s first youth advocacy conference, focussing on issues surrounding alcohol and other drugs. The conference will be held in Melbourne, 13-14…

App review: Green Book Directory

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This is a useful service directory for people in Western Australia who want to find an alcohol and other drug or mental health service. It’s simple to use. You can…

NYC public transport campaign picks up steam

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Building Alcohol Ad-Free Transit (BAAFT) is a grass-roots community group in the US, whose mission is “to remove alcohol advertising from NYC public transit to ensure the health, safety, and…

Video: New Hello Sunday Morning app

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Hello Sunday Morning launched an app this week that aims to help change Australia’s drinking culture, particularly for young Australians. According to the organisation, the app “helps you set simple,…

A question of consent

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Most jurisdictions in Australia now require a parent’s approval for the supply of alcohol to an underage person in private domestic settings. These include Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, Queensland and the…

Lest we forget

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As the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli Cove approaches, here at the Australian Drug Foundation we have been reflecting on our Foundation’s history and purpose. Formed in…

To skoll or not to skoll

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This week many have been discussing the Prime Minister’s skolling of a schooner of beer after joining a local rugby team celebrating in a Sydney pub. It’s notable that it…

Four strategies Big Alcohol uses on social media

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The marketing of alcohol remains a major public health problem. Research indicates that the advertising and promotion of alcohol influences consumption levels, especially among young people and young adults. New research…

Event: Innovation in Action seminar

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ReGen are hosting a seminar on alcohol and other drug treatment in Victoria on 30 April. Presentations will touch on a number of different treatment areas, as well as a panel discussion…

Video: Launch of annual alcohol poll

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The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is launching its sixth annual alcohol poll at the end of the month. The poll examines the attitudes and behaviours that Australians…