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November 25, 2014

Staggering alcohol toll must be reduced to ensure a healthier NSW


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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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

By Bill Shorten

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

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Alcohol harms and solutions: It’s a numbers game

By Michael Thorn

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

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Victorians vote for action on alcohol

By Michael Thorn

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

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One month without alcohol

By Mark Abbott

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

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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

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

DrinkWise alcohol industry beer goggles only serve to confuse

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

Alcohol in South Africa

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

Party Safe – Taking a calculated approach

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

Faux public health promotion just another beer ad

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

Working together on alcohol policy

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