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NSW Premier talks alcohol advertising

Time for change

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…

Video: Don’t be that guy

Don't be that guy

Can a cup of coffee sober you up? Can a few litres of water? How about some greasy food? The Community Drug Action Team (CDAT) and Condobilin Youth Volunteers have…

Casula pub stoush continues


In Sydney, the Casula community’s long-running struggle to prevent a large late trading pokie pub being developed on their doorstep has taken another turn. The pub chain has allegedly sought…

Newcastle Model: are the critics correct?


Burdened with the embarassment of having the highest rate of alcohol-fuelled violence in NSW a decade ago, the community of Newcastle took bold, successful steps to reclaim their streets and…

Successful Sydney liquor accords


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…

Cancer Council Victoria launches new campaign


The author, Craig Sinclair, is Director of Prevention at the Cancer Council Victoria. Every day we hear tragic stories linked to alcohol consumption, including road accidents and family violence. But…

Teaching kids to P.A.R.T.Y.


In April the ACT government announced funding for the P.A.R.T.Y. program to be trialled in Canberra Hospital. ACT Minister for Health Simon Corbell said the program “takes students into Canberra…

Video: Alcohol, friend or foe?


The students at Forbes High School in NSW have put together a great music video highlighting some of the harms alcohol can cause – physical, but also social and emotional….

Event: Winter School earlybird registration closing soon


Earlybird registration for Live Lived Well’s Australian Winter School closes this Friday, with the alcohol and other drug conference this year set to explore the theme of ‘Unleash potential’. Now…

Do community alcohol prevention programs work?

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Changing people’s behaviours is the holy grail in health promotion. Whether it’s encouraging people to make better food choices, being vigilant for disease symptoms or reducing the amount they drink,…