In the media

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Apr 18, 2012

High praise for Newcastle’s alcohol stance – Newcastle Herald

STATE governments should consider Newcastle as a template for combating alcohol violence, chief executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education Michael Thorn says.

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Apr 17, 2012

The time is now – DrinkTank

FARE’s nation-wide Annual Alcohol Poll was launched today in Sydney. The Poll provides an insight into Australia’s attitudes towards alcohol, and keeps the FARE team connected to how Australians feel about the way that we drink and its impacts on the community.

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Apr 17, 2012

Australia’s serious booze problem – Sky News

A vast majority of Australians think the country has a serious booze problem and that binge drinking by young people is a blight on society.

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Apr 8, 2012

New drinking limits put on bottle shops and drinking venues – Sunday Telegraph

STRICT limits would be placed on the number of bottle shops and drinking venues in any one council area under state government plans to curb alcohol-related violence.

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Mar 28, 2012

Hunter ambos under attack – Newcastle Herald

HUNTER paramedics tending to car crash victims and unconscious late-night revellers are coming under violent attacks from drunk, drug-affected and aggressive patients and bystanders.

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Mar 28, 2012

Hamilton lockouts to stay – Newcastle Herald

RESTRICTIONS on the late-night sale of alcohol and a 1am lockout on weekends will remain in place indefinitely at Hamilton hotels as a matter of ‘‘public interest’’.

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Mar 24, 2012

Toothless tiger won’t change rough pubs – SMH

The NSW government’s ”three strikes” regime for licensed venues began on January 1 and so far two hotels and one club have been disciplined under the scheme, which threatens repeat offenders with the ultimate loss of their liquor licence.

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Mar 22, 2012

Figures show limits on city pubs worked – Newcastle Herald

ALMOST five years ago I wrote an opinion piece for the Newcastle Herald titled “Alcohol crime: whose responsibility is it?”. At the time, I wrote that Newcastle was being talked about for all the wrong reasons as a city of alcohol-related crime.

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Mar 21, 2012

Forum hears of youth alcohol, drug use

Drugs and alcohol are becoming a growing problem for Hunter teenagers, with youngsters getting hooked on cannabis and others believing…

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