Retiring Northern Territory (NT) Chief Justice Trevor Riley QC, who recently stepped down from the Supreme Court after 18 years, says that Australia needs to do more to prevent the harm caused by alcohol.
ClubsACT acting chief executive Gwyn Rees was quick to the barricades to fight for the rights of Canberra's pubs and clubs to serve alcohol between 3am and 5am.
The Greens have been applauded by an alliance of health professionals for their bold new plan to fight childhood obesity and prevent chronic disease by introducing a tax on Australia’s sweetest and most harmful sugary drinks. The proposal would see a 20 per cent increase on the retail price of sugar sweetened drinks (with more than five grams of sugar per 100ml), costing an extra 45 cents on a two litre bottle of cola.
Labor has put chronic disease prevention firmly on the election campaign agenda today, releasing its plan for Healthy communities and chronic disease prevention.
There is strong support in the Canberra community for a proposal to wind back liquor licensing to prevent bars and clubs from serving alcohol past 3:00am, according to new polling.
Most Canberrans want 3am last drinks for bars, clubs and pubs, and many feel more threatened in the city by drunks than people high on drugs.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned ReachTEL to undertake polling of ACT residents to gain an understanding on attitudes towards alcohol, perceptions of safety and support for trading hour 'last drinks' policies.
New polling released today has shown that a majority of Canberrans, almost two thirds (65.5 per cent) of Australian Capital Territory (ACT) residents, support ending the sale of alcohol in clubs, bars and pubs after 3am.