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Victoria opens door to alcohol-fuelled harm with softening of late-night freeze laws

Wednesday 3 July 2019

The Victorian Government has prioritised industry and pubs and clubs at the expense of community safety by relaxing five of the key parts of the late-night freeze laws across inner city areas, according to leading health and allied agencies.

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.

Fewer alcohol outlets in harm hot spots key to reducing family violence

Friday 10 November 2017

The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) is calling on the Victorian Government to introduce an ‘alcohol harm zone’ policy to prevent or restrict new liquor licences in domestic violence hot spots.

Immediate action needed to end the rise in alcohol fuelled family violence

Thursday 19 January 2017

The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) is urging the Victorian Government to take immediate action to reduce family violence and other alcohol related harm in the state, in its submission to the Liquor Act review.

Leading health and community groups applaud Vic Government bold change to liquor licence fees

Wednesday 5 November 2014

A coalition of leading health and community groups has congratulated the Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Edward O’Donohue for taking a health-centred approach to liquor licencing with the announcement of a rise in fees for large supermarket-style liquor barns.

No Duff-ence: beer found to breach code by appealing to kids

Friday 5 September 2014

The Alcohol Policy Coalition applauds a recent decision under the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) to uphold a complaint against Woolworths’ “Duff” beer.



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