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Dangerous on-demand alcohol delivery puts children and families at risk of harm

Friday 13 August 2021
There are concerns on-demand alcohol delivery is fuelling a wave of violence in Victorian homes, with a new survey revealing more than a third of on-demand users reported verbal or physical abuse or fear due to a person affected by alcohol at least once in the last 12 months.

Victorian Government’s Liquor Reform Bill a missed opportunity to reduce alcohol-fuelled family violence

Thursday 24 June 2021
Today's long awaited Bill to reform Victoria's Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (Liquor Act) will fail to reduce family violence and alcohol-related harms.

ACV applauds recommendations from Senate Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Friday 19 March 2021
Alcohol Change Victoria welcomes the 32 recommendations of the Community Affairs References Committee Senate Inquiry into Effective Approaches to Prevention, Diagnosis and Support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and applauds the Committee for recommending a range of policy reforms to protect the health of Australian women and babies.

New pregnancy warning labels on alcohol welcomed

Monday 20 July 2020
Alcohol Change Victoria congratulates the Ministers on the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation for their decision to back an effective, visible health warning label on alcohol products which it says will help raise awareness of the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Pregnancy warning labels on alcohol move welcomed

Monday 8 July 2019
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) welcomes the latest step towards mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic products sold in Australia and New Zealand.

Victoria opens door to alcohol-fuelled harm with softening of late-night freeze laws

Wednesday 3 July 2019
The Victorian Government has prioritised industry and pubs and clubs at the expense of community safety by relaxing five of the key parts of the late-night freeze laws across inner city areas, according to leading health and allied agencies.

Greater controls needed to protect against alcohol-fuelled harm

Thursday 6 December 2018
The latest data showing one in four weekend visits to St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne's Emergency Department come after alcohol products are consumed is proof more needs to be done to stop the detrimental impact of booze on our communities, the Australian Policy Coalition says.

Bottle shop slammed over Facebook posts promoting 'cheap booze'

Friday 12 October 2018
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation's (VCGLR) action to ban Facebook posts by a Victorian alcohol retailer urging young people to stock up on cheap booze and to lose their dignity drinking.

Mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcohol a win for health of women and unborn children

Friday 12 October 2018
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed a landmark move by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation yesterday to vote in favour of requiring all alcohol bottles and cans to carry government-developed pregnancy warning labels.

Alcohol Policy Coalition supports Liquor Amendment Bill in Upper House

Friday 25 May 2018
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) is encouraging members of the Legislative Council to support the Liquor and Gambling Amendment Bill ahead of its debate in the Upper House, expected today.
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