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Take the #SoberSelfie Challenge

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“I’m never drinking again.” It’s a pretty normal thing to hear amongst my friends over the course of a weekend. It’s said so frequently that we don’t really believe anyone…

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…

Event: Report on findings into adolescent alcohol consumption

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Australian Catholic University’s Centre for Health and Social Research is holding a presentation covering the initial findings of an intervention in adolescent alcohol consumption. The intervention, which aims to address misconceptions regarding…

Using Instagram to discover underage drinking patterns

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Social media platform Instagram can be used as a tool for researching youth drinking patterns, according to a recent study in the United States. The photo-sharing app reached 400 million…

Sydney bottle shop forced to shut for selling to minor

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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…

Heineken ad banned by UK’s Advertising Standards Authority

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A Heineken ad promoting their Strongbow cider shows a guy accepting an award at a spoof ceremony for the category of “best Strongbow as my other half”. In his acceptance…

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…

Investigation: Is there a link between alcohol advertising and underage drinking?

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Brewers Association of Australia and New Zealand says there’s “no or very little” link between alcohol advertising and alcohol misuse by underage drinkers. ABC Fact Check investigated this claim and…

No more alcohol ads on Canberra’s ACTION buses

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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…

Event: Research with Parents and Adolescents on the supply of alcohol

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Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre is hosting a seminar Two sides of the story: Research with Parents and Adolescents on the supply of alcohol with Professor Sandra Jones, Australian…