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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…

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…

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…

Submission to Family Violence Commission highlights alcohol’s role

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There’s no doubt that alcohol plays a significant role in family violence, as a recent submission from Victoria’s Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC)  to the Royal Commission into Family Violence makes clear. We’ve discussed previously…

We know what works. Let’s do it.

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Today’s GrogWatch article was written by Tony Brown. Tony is an Australian lawyer and community advocate for proven alcohol harm prevention measures. In 2008 he voluntarily led the local community…

Interlocks: the next seatbelts?

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It’s been estimated that 31% of all driver and pedestrian road deaths in Australia are alcohol-related. The number of road accidents resulting in hospitalisations due to alcohol would be even…

Breaking the Cycle

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Today’s GrogWatch was originally published in Victoria’s Police Life Magazine and was written by Mandi Santic. Alcohol is a factor in many crimes across Victoria and police are working with…

Family violence – time to account for the role of alcohol

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Violence, both within and outside the home, is finally receiving the attention it deserves. Grogwatch has previously written extensively about the changes we as a community can enact to reduce…

Video: Step Back Think

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The organisation Step Back Think was formed in 2008 to combat street violence, especially alcohol-fuelled violence. This summer there’ll be over 5,000 street assaults in Australia; 80% of the victims…

Getting tough on alcohol fuelled violence: a united operation

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Alcohol fuelled violence is a topic that never seems to go away. It gets prime real estate in our news across Australia. Lately it has focussed on single attacks which…