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Calling for your favourite GrogWatch moments

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We started GrogWatch 14 years ago to help give a voice to the community and advocate for the reduction of alcohol related harms. Now, over 250 newsletters later, there are…

Spotted in Melbourne

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While we’ve seen several successes in the political arena this year – secondary supply being a big one – alcohol advertisers are pushing back as best they can, and every now…

Reader response: Talk to the parents, too

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In response to our lead story last week on exposing kids to alcohol advertising, we received a challenging, but very pertinent letter from Sue. We re-publish it in full below…

Successful Sydney liquor accords

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GrogWatch follower Julia sent us a photo of one of the paper bags she was given while shopping in an Eastern Sydney suburb over the weekend. The paper bag looks…

Roundup 2014: Bizarre Booze Edition

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If an industry’s desperation can be measured by the lengths it goes to in order to attract customers, 2014’s been an anxious one for alcohol manufacturers. At least that’s one…

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…

Discounting the drowning of our national sorrow

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Grogwatch reader Loretta Woolston this week wrote to us and we thought it was worth sharing: Why is it ok for Woolworths and Coles to promote alcohol on it’s dockets?…

‘Independent advice’? A GrogWatcher has a bone to pick with the ABC

GrogWatch reader Samuel wrote to us recently concerned about the ABC referring to alcohol industry-run DrinkWise as an independent and not-for-profit. We think has makes a very good point, so…

Alcohol consumption study – participants required

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Researchers from the University of Sydney are conducting two online studies regarding alcohol consumption and are looking for participants. By taking part you can help researchers to learn more about Australians’…

At what point do we say enough is enough?

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It never ceases to amaze us here at GrogWatch, that human ingenuity is forever stretching the boundaries, but at what point do we say enough is enough? The US media…