Media

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s media team is readily available to help journalists with their media enquiries, with a range of spokespeople available to share their expertise on different alcohol and other drug-related issues.

For interviews and media enquiries, please call the Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s media team on 0430 948 380 or email media@adf.org.au


Latest media releases

2023 Good Sports Award Winners

28/2/2024 Community sports celebrated at Parliament House

Australia’s best community sporting clubs and volunteers were today celebrated at the annual Good Sports Awards at Parliament House, Canberra, for going above and beyond in making their clubs healthy and family-friendly environments.

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29/2/2024 New report shows concerning alcohol and other drugs trends

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation says a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), reaffirms the unacceptable level of alcohol-related harms across the nation.

2/2/2024 New report reveals concerning number of parents allowing their children to drink alcohol

The ADF says new data released today in the Secondary school students’ use of alcohol and other substances report (2022-2023) shows a concerning number of parents allowing their children to drink alcohol.

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15/12/2023 More than one in four Aussies drinking at risky levels

The ADF says new data released today by the ABS further highlights the need for stronger education and targeted campaigns around risky drinking and related harms such as accidents, injuries and diseases like cancer.

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7/12/23 Survey highlights need for more AOD education

A new survey commissioned by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation has revealed only 20 per cent of people who use alcohol and other drugs at risky levels believe their use is a problem. 

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10/10/23 A step towards a health-based approach to drug use in NSW

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation welcomes reports that the New South Wales Government is planning to introduce legislation to expand its pre-court drug diversion scheme for cannabis, to include other drugs.

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27/10/23 Spike in alcohol-induced deaths sounds alarm

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals there was a 9.1 percent increase in the alcohol-induced death rate in 2022 – the highest rate recorded in over a decade.

Supporting someone through drug rehabilitation

28/08/23: Suite of measures needed to reduce overdose

Penington Institute’s Annual Overdose Report highlights the need for ongoing, long-term investment into drug-related harm prevention and reduction initiatives, as well as treatment services.

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30/06/23:Concerning trends in new report

A new report summarising the most recent data on alcohol and other drugs in Australia has highlighted the need for greater action to prevent and reduce their related harms, including injury and death.

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02/05/23: Major vaping reforms

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation has commended the Australian Government on taking much needed action on e-cigarettes but says it’s crucial adequate support is in place for people who have developed a nicotine dependence through vaping.

roadside drug testing

06/04/23: Avoid drink or drug driving

With many Aussies set to hit the road for the Easter holidays, the Alcohol and Drug Foundation is urging drivers to avoid getting behind the wheel if they’re drinking or using drugs.

Queensland parliament building

21/02/23: QLD drug law leadership

Health organisations have commended the Queensland Government for introducing legislation to expand the Police Drug Diversion Program for cannabis to include other drugs, saying it’s a positive step towards a health-based approach to drug use.

Good Sports awards 2022

16/02/23: Community sport champions celebrated

Australia’s best community sporting clubs and volunteers were celebrated at the Good Sports Awards at Parliament House, Canberra, for going above and beyond in making their clubs healthy and inclusive.