Tagged: Australia

NEWS: Australia: Self-Regulation Fails, Kids See Alcohol Ads

New report from AARB in Australia exposes self-regulation fails, kids see alcohol ads
In Australia, the Alcohol Advertising Review Board (AARB) has published its annual report.
The AARB report exposes significant flaws in the self-regulatory alcohol advertising system in Australia, by showing several examples of concerning alcohol ads. Furthermore, the report illustrates that children and young people are being exposed to alcohol advertising, and the alcohol industry’s self-regulations continue to do nothing about it. In 2015-16, The AARB processed a total of 194 complaints and produced 110 determination reports…

NEWS: Australia: Public Health Impact Of Violence

Intimate-Partner Violence (IPV) has massive public health impact in Australia
A new report shows that IPV poses the greatest risk to health for women aged 18 to 44. The report also shows that indigenous women have it the worst.
A new national study published by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) shows that intimate partner violence poses one of the highest health risks for all Australian women, and is the greatest contributor to health risk amongst women aged 18 to 44.
The report, entitled “A preventable burden: Measuring and addressing the prevalence and health impacts of intimate partner violence in Australian women: Key findings and future directions” shows that the contribution of IPV to the “burden of disease” is greater for women of child-bearing age than alcohol use, tobacco use, cholesterol, obesity and other diseases…

EVENT: GAPC2017

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017: Mobilizing for Change – Alcohol policy and the evidence for action
The international Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) is the leading forum for the world’s alcohol policy makers and researchers.
GAPC 2017 will be co-hosted by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) and Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA).

NEWS: Researchers: Doubtful About DrinkWise

Researchers at Perth University have questioned the objectives of DrinkWise, an Australian not-for-profit organisation funded by the alcohol industry.
In their study the researchers conclude the DrinkWise messages were a form of indirect lobbying serving to protect the alcohol industry from increased government regulation by deflecting industry responsibility for alcohol harm…

NEWS: Australia: Generational Shift In Alcohol Use

A new study shows a generational shift in alcohol use trending towards decreasing consumption. Young Australians are consuming about 50% less alcohol than people the same age 10 years ago, new research shows.
The study, led by Dr Michael Livingston from the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at Melbourne’s La Trobe University, used data from population surveys to analyse the alcohol habits of more than 124,440 Australians aged 14 to 79 who were surveyed over 18 years. The study was published in the scientific journal Addiction…

NEWS: Sydney: Alcohol Laws Work

Evidence from Sydney, Australia: Latest stats prove alcohol laws are working

The latest Kings Cross and Sydney CBD assaults statistics, which show a huge decrease in violence, further highlight the reasons for not weaken current alcohol laws. The evidence shows that the measures are effective in reducing and preventing violence. They also work in easing the burden on emergency services…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Tax Overhaul To Bolster Budget

Modest but necessary changes to Australia’s alcohol tax regime would deliver a $2.9 billion revenue boost to the Turnbull Government, and an even greater windfall for the health of the nation. New economic modelling has found that a ten per cent increase to all alcohol excise, combined with changes that would tax wine more equitably, would result in a 9.4 per cent reduction in alcohol consumption, with a corresponding reduction in alcohol harms. A new report outlines how Australia would benefit from a new framework of taxing alcohol, which would include an overhaul of how wine is taxed and adding 10% to current excises…

NEWS: Australia Day: 1 In 7 Hospital Visits Due To Alcohol

One in seven patients entering hospital emergency departments on Australia Day were there because of alcohol-related harm, research by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine has found. The largest snapshot survey of its kind undertaken in Australia and the first to investigate the relationship between alcohol-related harm and Australia Day, it found that 15% of patients across 100 emergency departments were there because of alcohol…