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Alcohol Policy Coalition launches new podcast series

The Alcohol Policy Coalition is excited to launch a new series of podcasts aimed at reducing alcohol related harm in Victoria.

In 2014 the Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) commenced work on an alcohol policy roadmap project, examining the current state of alcohol law and policy in Victoria, and looking at areas for law reform and policy development, with the overall goal of reducing alcohol related harm in the state.

In the first phase of this project, the APC are examining:

  • State powers to limit advertising exposure to children and young people;
  • The impact of planning laws on alcohol policy, including the ways in which planning laws can be improved to reduce alcohol related harm; and
  • National model laws on secondary supply.

As part of this project, the APC have produced a series of podcasts on the three current focus areas.

Podcast #1

Discusses alcohol marketing and young people in an interview with world expert David Jernigan, Director of the Centre on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Podcast #2

Features a webinar from urban planner, Bonnie Rosen, who discusses the use of planning laws to help reduce alcohol related harm in Victoria.

Podcast #3

Examines the effectiveness of teen drinking laws (secondary supply) in an interview with Geoff Munro from the Australian Drug Foundation.

We invite you to listen and share your thoughts or reactions to the discussion using twitter (@Alcohol_Policy) or by sending your comments to info@alcoholpolicycoalition.org.au.

This project is an Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) project, with support from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Sondra Davoren

Sondra Davoren

Sondra is a Senior Legal Policy Advisor at Cancer Council Victoria and a member of Australia’s National Preventive Health Agency’s Expert Committee on Alcohol.

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