2011 Media Releases

Long wait but no bundle of joy

Friday 9 December 2011

Today’s decision by the Ministerial Council to implement just one of the alcohol-related recommendations in the Labelling Logic report is a lost opportunity to address the significant health and social cost of alcohol in Australia, according to a coalition of health agencies.

Health groups bamboozled by government inaction on alcohol warning labels

Wednesday 30 November 2011

A coalition of health agencies described today’s response by the Federal Government to the national Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy as a lost opportunity to address the significant health and social cost of alcohol in Australia.

Myth busted: red wine no magic remedy for heart disease

Monday 19 September 2011

Coinciding with today’s United Nations (UN) meeting on non-communicable diseases, the Alcohol Policy Coalition has released a paper challenging the commonly-held belief that red wine is beneficial for preventing cardiovascular disease.

Health groups coalition calls for mandatory alcohol labelling

Tuesday 16 August 2011

A coalition of health agencies has today called for evidence-based health warnings on alcohol labels, supported by a government-funded public education campaign.

Floor price to hit hazardous drinkers not moderate drinkers

Wednesday 8 June 2011

The Alcohol Policy Coalition congratulates Health Minister Nicola Roxon on her move to develop a national minimum price on alcohol, a move the APC says will reduce consumption amongst hazardous drinkers without penalising moderate drinkers.

Government to make liquor barns more accountable to communities

Friday 1 April 2011

Health groups have welcomed the Victorian Government's announcement today regarding changes to planning laws that will allow communities to have a greater say about bottle shops in their neighbourhoods.