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Rapid alcohol delivery services ramp up risk of harm

New research has exposed the risks posed by the sudden growth in online alcohol sales and delivery, finding high levels of risky drinking associated with rapid delivery services.

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ACT university students embrace the social norm of less risky drinking

An ACT Health-funded campaign targeting the ACT’s university students has had a positive impact on the drinking culture of undergraduates with a significant drop in risky drinking.

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Esports the next frontier of targeted alcohol advertising

New research into esports shows that with explosive growth and investment, zero regulation and a young player base, producers of dangerous and unhealthy commodities are now targeting and exploiting a new vulnerable audience.

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Stronger consumer protections needed in digital reform

All alcohol advertisements should carry a health warning to provide greater protection for consumers – in particular to guard the right of children to safely interact in the digital world.

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Policy submissions

Joint submission on the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry

Vulnerable groups, including children, are the object of direct alcohol marketing in the booming digital ecosystem, and the dire lack of regulation and transparency of digital platforms makes this a lucrative space for alcohol companies to recruit drinkers.

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Victorian regulator shirks warning on dangerous alcohol product

An American company selling copycat icy-poles spiked with alcohol has been censured for irresponsible and dangerous behaviour.

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Driven to drink: Australian-first study sheds more light on factors influencing youth drinking

Stop marketing alcohol to children on television and you would reduce youth drinking.

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Risky drinking among undergraduate university students: A social norms-based approach

An overview of the findings of a baseline survey undertaken as part of the project Risky drinking among undergraduate university students: a social norms-based approach.

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Cavalry underage drinking scandal puts spotlight on sport’s unhealthy partnership with alcohol

The Canberra Cavalry Baseball Team and the Australian Baseball League are facing mounting criticism over a damning video made public today highlighting a dangerous and harmful alcohol culture at the Canberra Club.

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New poll: Aussie parents say no to alcohol advertising in sport

A new national poll has revealed that nine in every 10 Australian parents are opposed to the high volume of alcohol advertising their children are exposed to during sports including tennis, cricket, Rugby League, and Aussie Rules.