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The sobering truth about the ‘silly season’


There’s a reason why they call this time of year the ‘silly season’. While our calendars are jam-packed with work-parties and family celebrations, Australia’s emergency services personnel are in even higher demand. December is the busiest month for our paramedics, hospital staff and police when it comes to responding to incidents and assaults relating to alcohol intoxication. Data collected by Turning Point and VicHealth in 2012 found that rates of alcohol-related harms are at an all-time high in the summer…

Up, up and away!


A fortnight ago an Australian plane was diverted to Bali, on its path from Sydney to Phuket, to remove six friends who had started a fight on board. They were…