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Bundaberg Rum ad runs during Dora the Explorer video

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Richard Magnusson’s 3-year old daughter was watching an episode of Dora the Explorer on YouTube mid-evening on Tuesday when a Bundaberg Rum advertisement ran. By chance, the ad got in…

Study: Current alcohol ad rules failing our youth

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The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol & other Drugs (APSAD) released a Drug and Alcohol Review report examining child, adolescent and young adult exposure to alcohol advertising during Australian Football…

NSW Premier talks alcohol advertising

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NSW Premier Mike Baird spoke about the need to combat alcohol-related advertising last Wednesday at the Take Kare gala dinner – a fundraiser for the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation. Thomas…

A personal reflection on turning down a drink

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This week GrogWatch publishes a personal musing from one of the Australian Drug Foundation’s own staff. **** “Go a month or two without any wine” my trainer said to me, “it’s an…

Reader response: Talk to the parents, too

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In response to our lead story last week on exposing kids to alcohol advertising, we received a challenging, but very pertinent letter from Sue. We re-publish it in full below…

Successful Sydney liquor accords

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GrogWatch follower Julia sent us a photo of one of the paper bags she was given while shopping in an Eastern Sydney suburb over the weekend. The paper bag looks…

A different alcohol culture in Sweden

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This article was written by Crystal Holt, a former volunteer at the Australian Drug Foundation. “Alcoholic beverages are not just another product. And that’s why Systembolaget exists – as an alcohol…

Media Watch: The West Australian’s double standards on alcohol ads

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ABC TV’s Media Watch recently shone a light on alcohol advertising in our daily newspapers, using The West Australian as an example of where editorial content and industry advertising collide. Watching the…

With alcohol advertising hitting home runs in the digital space, we need to step up to the plate

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Smartphones, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat are now being used in alcohol advertising to engage consumers like never before. Alcohol marketers’ use of social media means they’re no longer relying on…

Getting the facts on alcohol

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Finding objective and unbiased information on alcohol can be quite a task sometimes, especially with factors like fad diets and the alcohol industry exerting an influence on what we see in…