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10 times GrogWatch owned the drinking culture debate

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Over the last few years, GrogWatch has reported on the latest alcohol news, fads and issues within Australia’s drinking culture and the alcohol industry on a global scale. We’ve also…

A capital idea: Secondary supply served in ACT

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Legislation to introduce a ‘secondary supply’ law was moved in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) parliament last week: the ACT is to ban supply of alcohol to young people unless…

Parents: two conversations you should have with your child before schoolies

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Last week in Grogwatch we talked about some basic questions and tips for parents in the lead up to schoolies season. This week we provide some suggested conversations you should have…

Parents: three things you have to know about planning schoolies

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Around 40,000 schoolies flock to the Gold Coast each year for a well-earned celebration of 13 years of study, and thousands more head to places like Byron Bay, Bali and…

Cinderella – it’s time for a cocktail

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It’s a Friday. It’s the school holidays early in the afternoon you take your two primary school aged children to a shopping centre cinema to watch the blockbuster school holiday…

It’s time we got on the same (Facebook) page

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As health promoters, we know we can’t ever expect to spend the same dollars that big booze companies do on encouraging us to drink. It’s hard to compete directly with…

Here’s a tip: quit the sips

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One question we’re always asked is why do we have a problem with alcohol in Australia and the Europeans don’t? Parents who ask this question often refer to the ‘European’…

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…

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…

Alcohol Warne-ing

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Sunday 29th March was a day to celebrate; the twitterverse was buzzing, Facebook was groaning, and, since then we’ve been inundated with comments and calls complaining about Shane Warne. Not because…