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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Our Battle with Big Alcohol’s Big Budgets

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$600 billion is spent every year around the world on advertising, enticing us to change our lifestyle, try a new experience, or even just cement our existing behaviour. We are…

Law Enforcement & Public Health 2016 Conference

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The LEPH 2016 marked the third international conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health. It will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 2 October to 5 October. LEPH 2016 will present…

The Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference

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The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference will be held in Gold Coast, Queensland from 18 May – 20 May. The conference will focus on cannabis use and dependence…

The violent truth – it’s time we got out of this alco-hole

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Here’s a thought experiment to conjure with:imagine the outcry that would occur if a drug was discovered to be connected to half of all the murders committed in Australia; imagine…

New establishment too close for comfort

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GrogWatch reader, Laurie wrote to inform us of a new tavern being developed in a less than ideal location in Perth’s south suburb of Yangebup. My family resides in Minori…

Event: APSAD 2016 Sydney Conference

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The 2016 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference is being held in Sydney from 30 October – 2 November.  The conference will focus on emerging issues, new treatment,…

I don’t need another app for a boozier life

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“Have you forgotten something?” the pop-up window asked as I finished my online grocery order. The pop-up had a special that caught my eye: two boxes of Carlton Pure Blonde…

Event: Trauma in AOD webinar series

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The Change Agent Network is running its first webinar series on the topic of trauma within alcohol and other drug settings. Experts will provide information for AOD professionals to become more…

Has alcohol hijacked our nightlife?

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Since the release of On the Beach (1959), Melbourne – and more widely Australia – has been fiercely asserting itself against actor Ava Gardner’s slight. Apocryphally, she described Melbourne as…

Are Sydney’s late night premises built on a shaky premise?

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Of all the arguments Grogwatch has heard against the Sydney licensing reforms (only one of which is actually the ‘lockout’) the most difficult to judge is the claim that it…