Let’s toast to the changes in Australia's drinking culture

Story Published: 9 May 2015

THE manager of O'Dowd's Irish pub, Michael Fallon, has seen some changes in Australia's drinking culture these past few...

Alcohol, Australian Culture, Binge Drinking

Police can't determine which drugs caused positive tests

Story Published: 7 May 2015

POLICE are unable to provide a breakdown of alleged positive drug tests during Mardigrass to determine how many people of...

Alcohol, Cannabis, Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Drug Testing, Mardigrass

Drink ‘drug of choice’ for over-40s

Story Published: 24 Apr 2015

THE number of Australians over 40 years old seeking help for alcohol addiction is rising but there are fewer younger people...

Addiction, Alcohol, Drugs, Health

Aussie alcohol brands glamorising binge drinking: study

Story Published: 21 May 2015

ALCOHOL companies are breaching their own advertising codes on Facebook and glamorising excessive drinking, a new study...

Alcohol, Binge Drinking, Editors Picks, Health

Venue owner fined $1500 for serving alcohol to drunk patron

Story Published: 12 May 2015

A GYMPIE venue has been fined in court for providing alcohol to a patron that was already drunk.

Alcohol, Responsible Service Of Alcohol

More grog in the town, more violence at home: research

Story Published: 1 Apr 2015

IT’S the volatile mix that’s destroying hundreds of Australian families every day: a propensity for aggression combined...

Addiction, Alcohol, Domestic Violence, Drinking, Terrorathome

Gold Coast Suns’ culture crackdown now costs Danny Stanley

Story Published: 8 May 2015

THE Gold Coast Suns will be without a fourth player against the Adelaide Crows on Saturday after Danny Stanley was dropped...

Afl, Alcohol, Danny Stanley, Drinking Ban, Gold Coast Suns, Rodney Eade

Queenslanders to face 1am lockouts and 3am last drinks

Story Published: 27 Mar 2015

Labor will push ahead with its plan to tackle alcohol-fuelled violence, first mooted in January last year, which will see a...

Alcohol, Booze, Editors Picks

Dead baby found with anti-depressants, cocaine in stomach

Story Published: 7 Apr 2015

A six-month old baby in the UK who died unexpectedly had traces of cocaine, strong opiate pain killers and an...

Alcohol, Baby, Death, Drugs, Uk

Hard to believe, but we're now boozing less

Story Published: 6 May 2015

AUSTRALIANS are hitting the bottle less than at any time in the past 50 years, a study by the Australian Bureau of...

Abs, Alcohol, Australian Bureau Of Statistics, Booze, Editors Picks

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