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Queensland Act on Alcohol Survey 2016


The Act on Alcohol service aims to support Queensland communities to address alcohol-related concerns. By completing this survey Act on Alcohol can get a better understanding of what’s happening in your…

New establishment too close for comfort

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GrogWatch reader, Laurie wrote to inform us of a new tavern being developed in a less than ideal location in Perth’s south suburb of Yangebup. My family resides in Minori…

Last chance for comments on TV Code changes


A couple of weeks ago, we reported that FreeTV had proposed amending the current TV Commercial Code of Practice. These amendments would allow alcohol ads to be shown from 7:30pm…

New survey: Why do you drink?


Are you aged between 18 and 30 years of age? Do you have access to an iPhone? Have you drunk alcohol at least once in the last month? If you…

Opinion: Community successes just the beginning

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Tony Brown is an Australian lawyer who helped pioneer Newcastle’s reduced late trading hours and alcohol lockout laws, and is chair of the Newcastle and Multicultural Community Drug Action Teams….

Brain injury and alcohol


Recently GrogWatch received this correspondence from Nick Rushworth, Executive Officer, Brain Injury Australia. Acquired brain injury can be caused by stroke, by trauma, by infection, by neurological diseases like Parkinson’s or Huntington’s. And…

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?…

School formals – should parents supply booze?

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Today’s GrogWatch features a guest post from Paul Dillon, Director and Founder of Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA). Pre- and post- school formal parties (often referred to…

‘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’…