Canberra high school students will be challenged to think critically about alcohol advertising, as they take part in an innovative new program designed to counter alcohol industry messages.
Australian Catholic University - This research report summarises the results of a media literacy pilot program to counter alcohol industry advertising, which was delivered in four New South Wales high schools.
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.