2012 Media Releases

Liquor industry put above local communities again

Wednesday 5 September 2012

A Bill set to pass State Parliament within days threatens one of the few tools local councils have to manage the impact and costs of alcohol on their communities, according to a coalition of health agencies.

Opinion piece: The drunken state

Sunday 8 July 2012

Like the main character in Groundhog Day, alcohol policy in Victoria just keeps making the same mistakes.

Leading health groups call for Federal Budget to equalise alcohol taxation

Tuesday 24 April 2012

A coalition of health agencies has called on the Federal Government to tackle one of the key drivers of alcohol overconsumption – price – by reforming alcohol taxation in this year‘s Federal Budget.

Relief to health system in the pipeline with licensing freeze

Thursday 29 March 2012

The Alcohol Policy Coalition today welcomed the Victorian Planning Minister's extension of a cap on late night liquor licenses to areas beyond the CBD.

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.


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