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Sydney bottle shop forced to shut for selling to minor

GrogWatch - Parent's right to say no

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…

Event: Training for AOD Workers

World expert - 05 Apr 2013

Turning Point is providing a free four-day training course on working with AOD affected clients in a range of settings including night patrols, detoxification/withdrawal units and sobering up shelters. The…

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…

Event: An introduction to AOD prevention within communities

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The Government of Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office is hosting a training course on preventing AOD problems within communities. The course is designed for service providers who have a…

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…

No more alcohol ads on Canberra’s ACTION buses

Alcohol in the news

The ACT Government has banned alcohol advertisements from Canberra’s ACTION buses. They’re also banning junk food, gambling, weapons and fossil fuels advertisements as part of a new policy to ensure…

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…

Newcastle Model: are the critics correct?

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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

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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…

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…