Government’s preventative strategy leaves health experts wanting
The Alcohol Policy Coalition welcomes the Government’s response to the preventative health taskforce report as a first step in the right direction to fix the $15.3 billion alcohol misuse problem but said it is wanting in critical areas, such as alcohol advertising and taxation reform.
New research proves alcohol harm prevention a wise investment
New research released today by The University of Queensland and Deakin University shows that investment in measures, such as taxation and advertising, would get the most bang-for-buck towards preventing alcohol-related illness and death.
Alcohol & junk food advertising
Half of all alcohol and fast food ads air during sports
A study of two-weeks of free to air and pay TV sports matches has revealed nearly half of all alcohol ads (49.5%) and fast food ads (46%) were aired during sports, despite the fact this viewing only made up 29 per cent of all programming.
Victorians support alcohol and junk food advertising levy
A VicHealth survey on community attitudes shows strong support for a levy on alcohol and junk food advertising, and for an end to alochol sponsohip in local sports clubs if there are funds to replace lost revenue.
Victorians support bid to place levy on junk food and alcohol ads
VicHealth has welcomed a bid to introduce a mandatory levy on alcohol and junk food advertising, in light of research that shows the overwhelming majority of Victorians want these industries to be accountable for the harms they cause.