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Raising safer schoolies: Advice for parents

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Forty years ago the first ‘Schoolies’ celebrations began on the Gold Coast. What started as the brain-child of a Broadbeach pub owner has erupted in to a country-wide tradition, to…

Taking action together on secondary supply laws

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So many of us have been there. Exams are done. The shenanigans for muck-up day are sorted. A friend just turned 18 and can grab a slab of beer for us…

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

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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…

Parents: two conversations you should have with your child before schoolies

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Last week in Grogwatch we talked about some basic questions and tips for parents in the lead up to schoolies season. This week we provide some suggested conversations you should have…

Parents: three things you have to know about planning schoolies

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Around 40,000 schoolies flock to the Gold Coast each year for a well-earned celebration of 13 years of study, and thousands more head to places like Byron Bay, Bali and…

Last-minute safe Schoolies tips

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It’s that time of the year again. With Schoolies and Leavers (WA) celebrations about to kick off for 2014, GrogWatch this week provides some last minute tips and advice for…

Schoolies: a rite of passage – or a wrong?

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This GrogWatch guest post comes courtesy of Nicqui Yazdi, the coordinator of the Byron Schoolies Safety Response and the Byron Schoolies HUB. She’s also the Team Leader of BUDDI –…

Have a Red Frog in schoolies week

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Research into the phenomenon of ‘schoolies week’ over the past two decades shows high proportions of young people put themselves in harm’s way during these celebrations. Although there are a…

Schoolies: Advice for parents

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It’s that time of year again, when year 12 school leavers head off to various locations for the annual ‘schoolies’ celebrations. For young people who participate in schoolies, it is…