2018 Media Releases

Greater controls needed to protect against alcohol-fuelled harm

Thursday 6 December 2018

The latest data showing one in four weekend visits to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne’s Emergency Department come after alcohol products are consumed is proof more needs to be done to stop the detrimental impact of booze on our communities, the Australian Policy Coalition says.

Bottle shop slammed over Facebook posts promoting ‘cheap booze’

Friday 12 October 2018

The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation’s (VCGLR) action to ban Facebook posts by a Victorian alcohol retailer urging young people to stock up on cheap booze and to lose their dignity drinking.

Mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcohol a win for health of women and unborn children

Friday 12 October 2018

The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed a landmark move by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation yesterday to vote in favour of requiring all alcohol bottles and cans to carry government-developed pregnancy warning labels.

Alcohol Policy Coalition supports Liquor Amendment Bill in Upper House

Friday 25 May 2018

The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) is encouraging members of the Legislative Council to support the Liquor and Gambling Amendment Bill ahead of its debate in the Upper House, expected today.

Victorian Government Alcohol Reforms will help protect children from harms

Monday 26 March 2018

The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of reforms to Victoria’s liquor laws that will protect children from alcohol advertising and strengthen laws around the sale and supply of alcohol to children.