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Workplace Party Time

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As the Spring Racing Carnival makes its annual appearance it reminds us that the workplace party season is almost upon us. Regardless of our occupation, or place of work, it’s…

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF FAMILY STUDIES CONFERENCE

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The 2016 AIFS Conference will draw key thinkers, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners from across different sectors and disciplines, including education, health, and social sciences. Together we will apply interdisciplinary expertise…

Taking action together on secondary supply laws

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So many of us have been there. Exams are done. The shenanigans for muck-up day are sorted. A friend just turned 18 and can grab a slab of beer for us…

Using Instagram to discover underage drinking patterns

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Social media platform Instagram can be used as a tool for researching youth drinking patterns, according to a recent study in the United States. The photo-sharing app reached 400 million…

Hangover doctors to make home visits

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The Hangover Clinic will be sending doctors to Sydney homes to help people get rid of their hangover by providing services like IV drips and vitamin infusions for a minimum…

Sydney bottle shop forced to shut for selling to minor

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NSW is cracking down on the sale of booze to minors, and it appears to be working. For the first time in the state, a major bottle shop has been forced…

Heineken ad banned by UK’s Advertising Standards Authority

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A Heineken ad promoting their Strongbow cider shows a guy accepting an award at a spoof ceremony for the category of “best Strongbow as my other half”. In his acceptance…

SA Government to overhaul liquor licensing laws

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South Australia’s state government is reviewing liquor licensing laws because they say they’ve become too complex. The focus of the review is “reducing red tape, creating a safer drinking culture…

Kingston Liquor Accord aims to curb dangerous drinking

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Moorabbin Superintendent Bruce Wemyss has launched a new Kingston Liquor Accord to encourage responsible service and consumption of alcohol. The accord has received more than a dozen signatures by local…

Investigation: Is there a link between alcohol advertising and underage drinking?

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Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand says there’s “no or very little” link between alcohol advertising and alcohol misuse by underage drinkers. ABC Fact Check investigated this claim and…