Beer sales are up.
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Not just individuals, but the government's too.
Australia’s drinking guidelines are currently under review.
Drinking guidelines are based on the levels of alcohol consumption the latest research says can be harmful. But these guidelines don't necessarily suit the alcohol industry.
Having only started producing whisky in 2006, the small subtropical island is producing millions of bottles and scooping up top industry awards.
There's no credible evidence that Dry January is good for your health. But it's certainly good for on group: the alcohol industry.
No one asked us about these.
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Why the amount of retail sales of alcohol doesn't add up to how much we drink.
Early closing times reduce alcohol-fuelled violence but still face opposition from businesses.
The Queensland government has said it will push ahead with its plan to introduce lockouts and 3am closing times for pubs and clubs. This is a good idea for patrons and businesses alike.
Gauging the pressure to make changes to the law.
The most ardent supporters of alcohol must admit it causes an immense amount of harm.
If governments choose to prioritise commercial interests, they place health scientists in the invidious position of helping inflict damage on public health.
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It’s undeniable that there’s an irreconcilable conflict of interest in the alcohol industry being involved in developing health policy. And by participating in meetings involving industry representatives…