Alcohol kills more than 5,500 every year new figures show
The Alcohol’s Burden of Disease in Australia report, found 5,554 deaths and 157,132 hospitalisations were caused by alcohol in 2010, with the number of deaths increasing by 62 per cent since the study was last undertaken a decade ago.
NAAA calls on parties to put alcohol on election agenda
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA), a coalition of 32 health and community organisations from across Australia, has today called on the major parties to make an election commitment to reduce the $15 billion toll of alcohol-related harm.
Health experts call for statewide review of opening hours
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) today commended the Victorian Government’s new Chapel Street planning reforms, which include limits on new late-night licenses in the area. The APC is also calling for a state-wide review of closing hours for licensed premises
Study shows bottle shops concentrated in low-income Victoria
A Turning Point and VicHealth investigation into the concentration of liquor outlets has revealed residents in the poorest areas of Victoria have up to six times more bottle shops in their neighbourhoods than those who are well-off.
Targeting risky drinking culture
Targeting risky drinking culture in local communities
Six Victorian councils will deliver four new projects to tackle risky drinking cultures in their community thanks to VicHealth’s $1.3 million Alcohol Culture Change grants initiative for Local Councils.
Young people embrace personalised SMSs to curb risky or binge drinking
There’s a strong acceptance and uptake among young people for personalised mobile phone messages to address harmful, binge, or risky single-occasion drinking, new Burnet Institute research, the first of its type, has found.