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October 15, 2014

Alcohol: Victoria’s most harmful drug


The Victorian election is fast approaching and there has been too little attention on the need to prevent alcohol-related violence and harms.

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Alcohol: Victoria’s most harmful drug

By Caterina Giorgi

The Victorian election is fast approaching and there has been too little attention on the need to prevent alcohol-related violence and harms.

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The road to effective advocacy – Top Ten Tips

By Julia Stafford

The need to advocate for measures that will reduce harms from alcohol is clear, but how do we learn to be effective advocates?

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DrinkWise alcohol industry beer goggles only serve to confuse

By Rob Moodie

‘It’s important that we recognise DrinkWise as the alcohol industry vehicle it really is’

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Alcohol in South Africa

Policy measures could address South Africa’s alcohol problems and culture of heavy drinking.

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Party Safe – Taking a calculated approach

By Barry Davis

The majority of drinkers have no idea how to measure their alcohol intake or what constitutes a ‘standard drink’.

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Faux public health promotion just another beer ad

By Michael Thorn

Michael Thorn on what’s wrong with the new DrinkWise commercial

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Working together on alcohol policy

Professor Sally Casswell (Massey University, NZ) stresses the urgent need for a global approach to alcohol policy.

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Support for Indigenous Australians

By Kate Conigrave

There is a pressing need for culturally sensitive, long term action on alcohol to prevent harms amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Victoria lacking leadership on alcohol harms

By Andrew Fairley

There was a time, when Victoria led the way on public health measures; a time when the State was not afraid to embrace bold measures to reduce harms and to save lives.

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Boozy businesses must adapt

By Michael Thorn

Sydney’s night time economy may change in response to new lockout laws, but that’s not a disaster.

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Help make Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders history

At 9:09am on 9 September the world pauses to acknowledge the impact of alcohol-related birth defects.

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Alcohol marketing on Facebook

By Chris Bourke

ACT MLA Dr Chris Bourke questions the regulation of alcohol advertising on social media.

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Indigenous Affairs Committee must examine alcohol industry role

Michael Thorn says too little is known about the supply of alcohol

Doctors say Women Want to Know

Dr Richard Kidd discusses new national public health initiative

Fixing Victoria’s broken Liquor Licensing System

New book provides Victorian Government and Opposition with blueprint ahead of State election.

Swap the pub for your bub

Take a break from alcohol to support a loved one who is pregnant

Stemming the Tide of Alcohol

A new book released today examines Liquor Licensing and the public interest

Our entrenched culture of heavy drinking

Dr Stephen Parnis examines the driving factors of Australia’s drinking culture and the effects of alcohol advertising on young Australians.