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Release of the Alcohol Advertising Review Board 2015-16 Annual Report

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The Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) has released its latest Annual Report, demonstrating once again the self-regulatory alcohol advertising system is failing to ensure that alcohol is promoted responsibly and…

Delink the Drink

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For every prevention message from health agencies and or governments there are 25-50 beer and wine advertisements (1) to contradict the message. By the time someone turns 18 they will have,…

The Olympic Spirit

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It’s that time again- the Olympic Games coming to you live from Rio.  Set with controversy before it even started, there have been whistleblowing confessions from Russian athletes about performance…

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…

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…

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)…

Trust us, we are responsible?

Why should young people avoid alcohol

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…

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…

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…

No more alcohol ads on Canberra’s ACTION buses

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The ACT Government has banned alcohol advertisements from Canberra’s ACTION buses. They’re also banning junk food, gambling, weapons and fossil fuels advertisements as part of a new policy to ensure…