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Is drinking the real sport?

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Much of the country is now engaged with football finals of various codes and as soon as that ends we will be plunged in to the Spring Racing Carnival, culminating…

A race to remember?

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Some of the sadder aspects of Australian sporting culture will be on display over the next fortnight, as the Spring Racing Carnival plays out in Melbourne and is celebrated across…

Mixed messages in the Grand Prix

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The European Alcohol Policy Alliance network Eurocare has published a report highlighting the hypocrisy of Formula One racing bodies in talking about road safety while simultaneously covering their cars with alcohol…

Alcohol Warne-ing

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Sunday 29th March was a day to celebrate; the twitterverse was buzzing, Facebook was groaning, and, since then we’ve been inundated with comments and calls complaining about Shane Warne. Not because…

Video: ‘What are kids really learning?’

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The Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports community program recently launched a confronting television commercial, designed to provoke questions about what kids learn around sporting clubs. The commercial has been on…

MCG cuts food and drink prices

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We’ve got to say congratulations to the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s decision to lower food and beverage prices, while maintaining alcohol prices: “The ‘G’ will become the most affordable sporting venue…

Video: Don’t let your mates drink and drown

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Last December the Victorian government launched its annual water safety campaign with a video urging men not to let their mates ‘drink and drown’. The ‘drink drowning’ message expands on…

Moree Boomerangs overcome their demons

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By the late 1990s, the Moree Boomerangs Rugby League Football Club was in dire straits. Brawls and alcohol-fuelled violence had become a regular fixture of Boomerang games, prompting the NSW…

The 2014 Good Sports Awards are nearly here

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People and clubs who have gone above and beyond to break the link between sport and alcohol will be recognised at this year’s Good Sports Awards. Broadcaster Angela Pippos will present…

FARE hits back at DrinkWise ad with Alcohol Truth

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Good work, FARE (Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education), for calling out DrinkWise. This alcohol industry-run group produced an ad pretending to be a health promotion campaign, which is in…