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December 17, 2014

Public health and public interest journalism


In today’s era of convergence and blurring roles, much of what might be said about journalism futures also has relevance to other fields and sectors.

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Public health and public interest journalism

By Melissa Sweet

In today’s era of convergence and blurring roles, much of what might be said about journalism futures also has relevance to other fields and sectors.

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The story behind the Sydney lockouts

By Sean Nicholls

Thomas Kelly’s death would reshape alcohol policy in NSW, possibly forever.

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Education key to cultural change

By Coco Bernard

Step Back Think: we need to educate and inform the younger generations of the harms related to alcohol misuse in order to encourage a cultural shift in our attitude toward drinking.

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Alcohol Policy Coalition launches new podcast series

By Sondra Davoren

APC is excited to launch a new series of podcasts aimed at reducing alcohol related harm in Victoria.

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Saying ‘no’ to supplying alcohol to under 18s

By Sam Menezes

Sam Menezes looks at the attitudes and reasoning behind secondary supply and why some parents just can’t say no to their children.

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Staggering alcohol toll must be reduced to ensure a healthier NSW

By Michael Thorn

Alcohol harms, alcohol kills, and one preventable death from alcohol is one too many. This summer, NAAPA says ‘Not one more’.

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We need to talk about …. Domestic violence and alcohol

By Ingrid Wilson

Ingrid Wilson on why we can’t ignore the alcohol-fuelled violence which occurs behind closed doors.

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We need more than gimmicks to face up to alcohol and other drugs

By Laurence Alvis

Just because ‘there’s an app for that’, doesn’t mean anyone is going to use it. UnitingCare ReGen CEO Laurence Alvis considers what online support services work for young people.

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Local councils caught napping on alcohol control

By Claire Wilkinson

New research reveals that Victorian local government alcohol plans are weak, vague and largely non-existent.

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One in ten children harmed by adults’ drinking

By Anne-Marie Laslett

New research has found children across the globe are being hurt, abused, exposed to violence, or left unsupervised as a result of another’s drinking.

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Your fault you’re fat? I don’t buy it

By Dr Alessandro Demaio

Dr Alessandro Demaio couldn’t help but notice the amount of alcohol and junkfood advertising throughout both London and Mexico City.

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Senator Nash speaks at the AMA National Alcohol Summit

By Fiona Nash

Assistant Health Minister The Hon Fiona Nash says this Government will work with stakeholders to reduce the impact of alcohol related violence and harm.

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Bill Shorten addresses the AMA National Alcohol Summit

Opposition Leader The Hon Bill Shorten believes that tackling alcohol harms is a matter of national importance.

Alcohol harms and solutions: It’s a numbers game

Addressing the AMA National Alcohol Summit, Michael Thorn calls for a national plan.

Victorians vote for action on alcohol

The message from Victorians is loud and clear – their Government should be doing more to reduce alcohol harms.

One month without alcohol

Could you survive 30 days without alcohol? Concerned that he was leaning towards alcohol dependency, Mark Abbott challenged himself to quit drinking.

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.

The road to effective advocacy – Top Ten Tips

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