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Interlocks: the next seatbelts?

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It’s been estimated that 31% of all driver and pedestrian road deaths in Australia are alcohol-related. The number of road accidents resulting in hospitalisations due to alcohol would be even…

Breaking the Cycle

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Today’s GrogWatch was originally published in Victoria’s Police Life Magazine and was written by Mandi Santic. Alcohol is a factor in many crimes across Victoria and police are working with…

Plane drunk

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Forget snakes on planes – it’s people who’re drunk on the plane you may need to watch. How many times are there incidents that a crew member has to restrain…

It’s good news

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Throughout the year GrogWatch has highlighted the issues at both a national and local community level around the hypocrisy of alcohol and liquor licensing, legislation, advertising and pricing. Over the…

WA’s Samantha Menezes – secondary supply laws success at last

GrogWatch News Roundup - 26 Mar 2013

Perth mother Samantha Menezes has been driving a campaign to introduce Secondary Supply (teen drinking) laws in Western Australia for nearly two years. Last week the WA Government announced they would introduce…

Casula residents achieve small victory against large pub proposal

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Celebrating people power is the theme of this week’s top story on GrogWatch, which comes from Casula community leader Criss Moore, of Casula Community Group for Responsible Planning Inc.   In…

Don’t give them alcohol – their brains are still developing

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If you are a regular reader of GrogWatch you will know that we advocate that people under the age of 18 years should not drink alcohol at all and should…

Through a glass, beerly

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Last week two social marketing efforts on alcohol were launched. Health promotion agency VicHealth launched its new campaign No Excuse Needed and the alcohol industry-funded DrinkWise launched a ‘social relations’ advertisement on…

Alcohol on petrol station shelves – at what price?

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GrogWatch is alarmed by the potential for increased alcohol-related problems and violence in Australia if the recommendations in the Harper Review Competition Policy Review are adopted.  The review panel proposes that…

Thank goodness someone in our community cares enough

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Many GrogWatch readers will have seen the proposal over the weekend by the Salvation Army to drive drunks home from Melbourne’s city district for free. The Salvos have proposed that…