Tagged: Australia

NEWS: Drug Prevention Programme Yields Results

A universal drug prevention programme called “Climate Schools” has been found to be successful in changing adolescents’ attitudes and behavior with regard to alcohol and marijuana use. It aims to empower young people with social and life skills through a variety of activities including role plays, classroom discussions, decision making and problem solving…

NEWS: Needed: Overhaul Alcohol Advertising Rules

Australian researchers are calling on the Federal Government to overhaul alcohol advertising regulations as companies change the way they operate in marketing and target consumers through social media. In a time where young people spend more time on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, experts said the self-regulatory code by the alcohol industry was not enough to protect youth…

NEWS: Irish Global Leader In Alcohol During Pregnancy

An international analysis compared women in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. It found that weekly consumption of Irish women tends to be low and that they ignore public health recommendation to live alcohol free during pregnancy, for risk of mental and physical problems the unborn baby may suffer…

NEWS: Australia: Masterplan VS Domestic Violence

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), together with Rosie Batty – a domestic violence campaigner and Australian of the Year – launched new 20-point framework, urging decision-makers to consider using an alcohol tax to curb family violence in the community…

NEWS: Sport, Social Media Used To Normalize Alcohol

A new study shows that the alcohol industry is aggressively investing in the use of social media channels in order to normalise and glamorise alcohol use and to perpetuate the myth of alcohol being an integral part of sporting experiences. Alcohol companies are finding new and sophisticated ways to use the power of social media to pitch alcohol consumption as crucial to the sporting experience, the study reveals…