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St Patrick's Day: assaults among young people to rise this Saturday

Thursday 15 March 2012

Research from VicHealth and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre shows young people and males are at greater risk of alcohol-related assaults on Saturdays and on St Patrick's Day.

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.

Health bodies call for crack down on alcoholic energy drink manufacturers

Monday 13 December 2010

A coalition of health organisations has called on the State and Federal Health and Consumer Affairs Departments to follow the US example and push manufacturers of alcoholic energy drinks to withdraw their products from sale.

Prevention agency would save Australian taxpayers in alcohol clean-up

Tuesday 26 October 2010

By passing the nation's first National Preventive Agency bill, the Federal Government could speed up action on alcohol and save Australian taxpayers from footing the $15billion clean-up bill says the Alcohol Policy Coalition.

Study: Victorians aren't aware alcohol causes cancer

Thursday 29 April 2010

Research released shows one in two Victorians don't realise that alcohol causes cancer, prompting the Alcohol Policy Coalition to call for health advisory labels on all alcohol products to better inform consumers.



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