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April 14, 2014

Alcohol is the new tobacco


To overcome the problems caused by Australia’s drinking culture, we need to limit supply and increase the cost of alcohol – that means standing up to the liquor lobby, writes Alex Wodak

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Alcohol is the new tobacco

By Dr Alex Wodak

Photo by Michelle Tribe, Flickr Creative Commons

To overcome the problems caused by Australia’s drinking culture, we need to limit supply and increase the cost of alcohol – that means standing up to the liquor lobby, writes Alex Wodak

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Fiction on alcohol

By Ross Fitzgerald

Image by Kirandulo Flickr Creative Commons

Professor Ross Fitzgerald asks NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell why the new alcohol laws haven’t been introduced state-wide.

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It’s not just the risky drinkers being harmed

By Michele Kosasih

FARE Researcher Michele Kosasih explains it’s not just the wowsers who feel unsafe

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Like, Comment, Share: Alcohol advertising and Facebook

Get involved with Drink Tank’s first ever forum

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Why WA needs to catch up with Secondary Supply laws

By Sam Menezes

You can’t buy alcohol if you’re under 18, yet young people can be supplied alcohol by anyone over 18 on a private premise without parental consent. Sam Menezes explains why this needs to change.

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Reflections on the FARE Annual Alcohol Poll

By Dr Steve Hambleton

AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton on why we have an obligation to the Australian community to use the intelligence of the Annual Alcohol Poll.

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Politicians weigh in on 2014 Alcohol Poll

Senator Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health, the Hon Stephen Jones, Shadow Assistant Minister for Health, and Senator Richard Di Natale, Greens Spokesperson for Health on the Annual Alcohol Poll.

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DrinkWise’s cynical campaign shouldn’t fool anyone

Adrian Carter and Wayne Hall from the University of Queensland say that instead of reducing binge drinking, this campaign will encourage young people to drink.

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Earlier pub closing times the key

By Kypros Kypri

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New research from Professor Kypros Kypri at the University of Newcastle shows stopping alcohol sales earlier is key to preventing assaults.

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Name that Point

By Jerril Rechter

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter starts the conversation with young Victorians about their perceptions on Australian drinking culture.

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The nuts and bolts of creating a culture change campaign

By Jerril Rechter

How do you create a culture change campaign? VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter explains it’s all about the questions you ask.

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Alcohol culture change Q&A

By Mary Wooldridge

Member for Doncaster Mary Wooldridge talks about the Name that Point campaign and how we can begin to talk about our relationship with alcohol.

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We are the Champions

Jacob Wray from the ACT Youth Coalition takes off the beer goggles to explain what it means to be a Champion.

Drink Tank Investigation: Why was ADCA defunded?

Drink Tank isn’t the only one looking for answers.

One in five (seeds)

different bottles of cider

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter on why cider is the drink of choice for so many young people.

Surgeon calls for a Newcastle model in Queensland

Maxillofacial surgeon Dr Anthony Lynham explains why the safety of young Queenslanders needs to come before alcohol industry interests.

Alcohol in NSW- After the party

The NSW government has introduced a range of measures aimed at reducing alcohol-related violence. Professor Mike Daube suggests that while this is a beginning there is much more to be done.

Bingeing with the boys

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Amanda Davey explains when it comes to alcohol and gender, it’s not a level playing field.