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Great power. Great irresponsibility.

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Corporate social responsibility. Great concept, isn’t it? Warm, fuzzy, giving a general impression of ethics, interest and trust. It is also a powerful shield for the alcohol industry. Addiction journal…

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…

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…

Another liquor review – have your say

Using social media to create change

Most people were shocked when Volkswagen admitted it falsified emission controls in its diesel engines so they could pass air pollution tests. Volkswagen’s liberty with the truth illustrates the need…

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…

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…

Rare court case exemplifies damaging consequences of poor RSA

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On 22 June 2013 a regular pub patron showed up intoxicated to a Kangaroo Island hotel. He was subsequently served six serves of spirits and a six-pack of Bundaberg Rum…

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…