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It is not just a woman’s issue

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Pregnancy is a time of great change. If you are pregnant or thinking about having a baby, it is important to consider how alcohol may affect your unborn baby. If…

Social responsibility in sport

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Sport is associated with health, fair play, competition, striving for excellence, friendship, community, unity, teamwork. It inspires feelings of identity and pride. But competitive, big time sport has its dark…

AGEING WITH ALCOHOL

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Our population is ageing. In fact the Australian Bureau of Statistics predicts the number of people aged 85 and above is expected to double in the next 20 years and…

Athletes Aren’t the Only Role Models in Sport

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I’m not from Australia originally, but since arriving I’ve come to embrace this continent’s unique sport of Aussie Rules Football. I enjoyed a Friday night game at a friend’s house…

SNAP BACK WHERE YOU LIVE: A TOOL FOR COMMUNITY ACTION

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Between March 2014 and March 2015, there were 165 complaints made to the Alcohol Advertising Review Board[i] (AARB) about alcohol advertising in Australia. For those complaints upheld, the AARB requested…

Reflect and Recognise: we can make a difference

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This week is National Reconciliation Week (NRW), and it’s a time for all of us to reflect and to recognise the traditional owners and custodians of this land called Australia. …

ALCOHOL NEEDS SPORT MORE THAN SPORT NEEDS ALCOHOL

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Last Saturday, the Daily Telegraph in partnership with Carlton United Breweries, Woolworths (BWS) and New South Wales Rugby League offered readers a free “limited edition” can of Victoria Bitter (VB)…

Celebrate, inebriate and commiserate

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By now everyone must know Leicester City, a minnow in British soccer, won the Premier League Football Championship. At season start it was an impossible dream for the small, comparatively…

Trust us, we are responsible?

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Australia, like many other countries in the world, operates under a notion of a free market. Where demand and supply dominate, with little or no government control.  However Government has…

New Zealand policymakers look at the big picture on alcohol marketing

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A Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship reviewed the issue of alcohol advertising and sponsorship in New Zealand in 2014. The inquiry was conducted by a number of government…