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Is drinking the real sport?

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Much of the country is now engaged with football finals of various codes and as soon as that ends we will be plunged in to the Spring Racing Carnival, culminating…

ACT launch of Women Want to Know

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Women Want to Know was officially launched in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Wednesday by Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Health Simon Corbell MLA. The FARE campaign encourages health…

Addressing masculinities should be central to future policy debate on alcohol-related violence

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We liked this article so much we thought we would re-publish it. Kind thanks for the permission NDRI This article was first published in Drug and Alcohol Research Connections. Professor David…

Children avert your eyes now

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According to the most recent National Drug Strategy Household Survey, there is strong public support for controls on alcohol advertising. Compared to the previous report, there was increased support for…

Something in the air – but not safety

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Do you ever wonder why airline staff bother to go through the safety routine these days? So few passengers seem to watch or listen. It does seem redundant to be…

ALCOHOL’S DESTRUCTIVE ROLE ON Q&A

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Listen to an extract from the ABC’s Q&A on Monday 11 April when the panelists discussed the role of alcohol in family violence and foetal alcohol syndrome. Germaine Greer said it is…

Queensland Act on Alcohol Survey 2016

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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…

Our Battle with Big Alcohol’s Big Budgets

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$600 billion is spent every year around the world on advertising, enticing us to change our lifestyle, try a new experience, or even just cement our existing behaviour. We are…

The violent truth – it’s time we got out of this alco-hole

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Here’s a thought experiment to conjure with:imagine the outcry that would occur if a drug was discovered to be connected to half of all the murders committed in Australia; imagine…

Has alcohol hijacked our nightlife?

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Since the release of On the Beach (1959), Melbourne – and more widely Australia – has been fiercely asserting itself against actor Ava Gardner’s slight. Apocryphally, she described Melbourne as…