Archived releases

Fewer alcohol outlets in harm hot spots key to reducing family violence

Friday 10 November 2017
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) is calling on the Victorian Government to introduce an 'alcohol harm zone' policy to prevent or restrict new liquor licences in domestic violence hot spots.

Immediate action needed to end the rise in alcohol fuelled family violence

Thursday 19 January 2017
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) is urging the Victorian Government to take immediate action to reduce family violence and other alcohol related harm in the state, in its submission to the Liquor Act review.

Leading health and community groups applaud Vic Government bold change to liquor licence fees

Wednesday 5 November 2014
A coalition of leading health and community groups has congratulated the Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation, Edward O'Donohue for taking a health-centred approach to liquor licencing with the announcement of a rise in fees for large supermarket-style liquor barns.

Alcohol Policy Coalition supports protecting kids from alcohol ads

Friday 5 September 2014
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the Greens' policy announcement that will put alcohol advertising restrictions on the agenda for the 2014 Victorian election.

No Duff-ence: beer found to breach code by appealing to kids

Friday 5 September 2014
The Alcohol Policy Coalition applauds a recent decision under the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) to uphold a complaint against Woolworths' "Duff" beer.

Government's collection of alcohol sales data is a step in the right direction

Friday 8 August 2014
Victoria will have a new tool to tackle alcohol-related harm when new legislation, introduced to Parliament this week, is passed.

Time to say ‘when’ on alcohol harm in Victoria

Friday 21 March 2014
The Alcohol Policy Coalition today called on all Victorian political parties to introduce key liquor licensing reforms, including earlier closing times and alcohol service restrictions, as part of its newly launched election policy platform for the 2014 State election, “Five steps to a safer, healthier Victoria”.

Alcohol Ad Shame - Booze advertisers saturating Aussie kids

Thursday 7 November 2013
Today leading health groups launched a new satirical video (Alcohol Ad Shame) to highlight the absurdity of alcohol advertising during times when large numbers of children and young people are watching television.

New research: AFL/NRL broadcasts one long booze ad with a bit of sport

Sunday 28 April 2013
Alcohol sponsors dominated close to a fifth of the entire broadcast of the NRL grand final and around 20 minutes per AFL semi-final, according to new research, Alcohol Advertising in Televised Broadcasts of Australian Football Finals Series, released today by Cancer Council Australia into the pervasiveness of alcohol advertising in live sport.

Health groups welcome plan to reduce alcohol toll

Friday 25 January 2013
The Alcohol Policy Coalition has welcomed the release of the new alcohol and drug strategy 'Reducing the alcohol and drug toll; Victoria's plan 2013-2017' by the Victorian Government today.

Liquor industry put above local communities again

Wednesday 5 September 2012
A Bill set to pass State Parliament within days threatens one of the few tools local councils have to manage the impact and costs of alcohol on their communities, according to a coalition of health agencies.

Opinion piece: The drunken state

Sunday 8 July 2012
Like the main character in Groundhog Day, alcohol policy in Victoria just keeps making the same mistakes.

Leading health groups call for Federal Budget to equalise alcohol taxation

Tuesday 24 April 2012
A coalition of health agencies has called on the Federal Government to tackle one of the key drivers of alcohol overconsumption – price – by reforming alcohol taxation in this year‘s Federal Budget.

Relief to health system in the pipeline with licensing freeze

Thursday 29 March 2012
The Alcohol Policy Coalition today welcomed the Victorian Planning Minister's extension of a cap on late night liquor licenses to areas beyond the CBD.

St Patrick's Day: assaults among young people to rise this Saturday

Thursday 15 March 2012
Research from VicHealth and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre shows young people and males are at greater risk of alcohol-related assaults on Saturdays and on St Patrick's Day.
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