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The ‘bar’ needs to be raised: drinking in licensed venues

NSW Lock out laws

In several places including Newcastle, Kings Cross and the Sydney CBD, trading hour and other restrictions have been placed on licensed venues to reduce the risk of street violence and…

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…

Are Sydney’s late night premises built on a shaky premise?

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Of all the arguments Grogwatch has heard against the Sydney licensing reforms (only one of which is actually the ‘lockout’) the most difficult to judge is the claim that it…

How many lives is a nightclub worth?

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At this year’s Australia Day ceremony, Dr Gordian Fulde was celebrated as Senior Australian of the Year. If you’ve heard of him previously, you might know Dr Fulde is director…

NSW Premier talks alcohol advertising

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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…

Casula pub stoush continues

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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…

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…

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…

FASD Workshop – 11 December – Newcastle CDAT

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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) represents the single largest form of non-genetic birth defects. FASD are a range of physical, mental and developmental disabilities that can occur in children born…

Not one more alcohol related death or injury in NSW

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‘Not one more’ is a campaign calling on the NSW political parties in the upcoming election to commit to stopping alcohol harms across NSW. Not one more from FARE on…