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Last chance for comments on TV Code changes

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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…

Video: ‘What are kids really learning?’

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The Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports community program recently launched a confronting television commercial, designed to provoke questions about what kids learn around sporting clubs. The commercial has been on…

Alcohol in the news

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Alcohol consumption and related problems are way over the limit and it’s time to say no The Daily Telegraph 5 March 2015 Tonight at a forum in Sydney, representatives from our…

TV proposal gets R-rating – for ‘Ridiculous’

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One of the more heartening findings from last years’ National Drug Household Survey was that young Australians are drinking less than their parents, and that they’re starting to drink later….

Selling booze means your job is never done

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Last week the Australia Liquor Stores Association (ALSA) released a report on Australia’s Changing Drinking Habits. It’s an extraordinary document that claims cultural interventions by the alcohol industry are pretty much responsible…

Opinion: Time to put the brakes on harmful booze consumption

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Mike Daube and Todd Harper from the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) have published a strong piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, outlining the shortcomings of our political leaders…

Roundup 2014: Bizarre Booze Edition

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If an industry’s desperation can be measured by the lengths it goes to in order to attract customers, 2014’s been an anxious one for alcohol manufacturers. At least that’s one…

Corporate social responsibility, anyone?

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Here’s something to ponder. What organisation would encourage young people under the age of 18 to drink alcohol? Before you answer, consider Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council recommends…

FARE hits back at DrinkWise ad with Alcohol Truth

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Good work, FARE (Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education), for calling out DrinkWise. This alcohol industry-run group produced an ad pretending to be a health promotion campaign, which is in…

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…