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Geoff Munro- National Policy Manager

Geoff Munro is the ADF's National Policy Manager His role involves advising on drug policy issues, communicating with various audiences and assisting the ADF to disseminate its views.

Dr Ben O'Mara- Science Writer

John Rogerson- Chief Executive Officer

Julie Rae- Primary prevention evangelist

With over 30 years’ experience in the information industry, Julie is active in the alcohol and other drug sector and passionate about always returning to what the evidence can tell us.

Ian Comben

Tapuwa Bofu- Senior Community Development Officer, LDAT program

With more than a decades’ experience in the community development sector, Tapuwa’s focus is on improving the health and well-being of communities across Australia.

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Why aren’t we saying we’re in an alcohol epidemic?
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Why aren’t we saying we’re in an alcohol epidemic?

Why isn't the media calling alcohol an epidemic when it is the drug causing the second-highest level of harm to….

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The sobering truth about the ‘silly season’
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The sobering truth about the ‘silly season’

December is the busiest month for emergency services when it comes to responding to incidents and assaults relating to alcohol….

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Safe partying
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Safe partying

Whether you are attending or organising a party there are things you can do to have a good time while….

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Schoolies – some advice for parents
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Schoolies – some advice for parents

Celebrate schoolies safely - some tips for parents regarding their children's alcohol and drug use including how to have "The….

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Being there to reduce mental health and alcohol problems
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Being there to reduce mental health and alcohol problems

Who do you talk with when you’re about to make a big decision? It’s all about trust. Trust makes relationships….

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Blood alcohol levels
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Blood alcohol levels

The levels of alcohol in your bloodstream is referred to as blood alcohol concentration (BAC). BAC is what police test….

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Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

There is a clear causal link between heavy consumption of alcohol and FASD. However, the link between low-level alcohol exposure….

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Do community alcohol prevention programs work?
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Do community alcohol prevention programs work?

An independent four-year study finds that Good Sports reduces the risk of alcohol related harm and the likelihood of risky….

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Ageing with alcohol
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Ageing with alcohol

Alcohol use at the older end of the life span receives little attention, and we have limited information on the….

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It’s time to address the elephant in the room
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It’s time to address the elephant in the room

New research showing that alcohol is involved in nearly half of all family violence cases in Victoria is shocking. It….

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Guidelines for low-risk drinking
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Guidelines for low-risk drinking

Australians use alcohol to celebrate, commiserate, relax and have fun. However, many are unaware of the harmful impacts that excessive….

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Drink spiking
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Drink spiking

If your drink has been spiked you may not be able to see, smell or taste it. The drug or….

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What is a standard drink?
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What is a standard drink?

It can be difficult to keep track of how much alcohol you are consuming. Different types of drinks contain different….

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Children avert your eyes now
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Children avert your eyes now

As our children go about their daily routines, travel to school, play sport, and so on, there are constant reminders….

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Alcohol and pregnancy
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Alcohol and pregnancy

There is no conclusive evidence on what is a safe level of drinking while pregnant. Current guidelines recommend avoiding alcohol….

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The ‘bar’ needs to be raised: drinking in licensed venues
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The ‘bar’ needs to be raised: drinking in licensed venues

The effect of environmental factors on intoxication in licensed venues is the subject of a study that features a unique….

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Delink the drink
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Delink the drink

By the time someone turns 18 they will have, on average, seen around 36,000 alcohol advertisements on TV - not….

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Liquor Act & Domestic violence, does it go hand in hand?
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Liquor Act & Domestic violence, does it go hand in hand?

How could the conditions of the Liquor Act contribute to reducing domestic violence?.

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How women are targeted to drink more
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How women are targeted to drink more

Liberalisation of liquor licensing, increased economic equity, and targeted marketing by manufacturers have all contributed to the increased consumption by….

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Optimistic still, with a long way to go
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Optimistic still, with a long way to go

We've reported in the past about the downward trend of alcohol consumption by young people. However research points to the….

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Great power. Great irresponsibility.

Corporate social responsibility is also a powerful shield for the alcohol industry. Alcohol industry bodies use their public relations arm….

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It is not just a woman’s issue
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It is not just a woman’s issue

If a woman drinks during pregnancy the alcohol crosses the placenta to the baby. But what about the effect of….

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Don’t give them alcohol – their brains are still developing
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Don’t give them alcohol – their brains are still developing

The ADF advocates that people under the age of 18 years should not drink alcohol at all and should delay….

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Money for nothin’ – I don’t think so
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Money for nothin’ – I don’t think so

FARE identified that the total contribution of political donations from the alcohol industry to the major political parties was $901,829….

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Trust us, we are responsible
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Trust us, we are responsible

It is time to stop trusting the Alcohol Industry to self-regulate. Instead we should call for an end to self-regulation….

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Plane drunk
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Plane drunk

How many times are there incidents that a crew member has to restrain someone, or a flight has to be….

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Our battle with big alcohol’s big budgets
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Our battle with big alcohol’s big budgets

Alcohol advertising in Australia is self-regulated, limited in its scope, and not empowered to penalise offenders. Ready the battlements and….

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Interlocks: the next seatbelts?
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Interlocks: the next seatbelts?

Could mandatory interlocks have the potential revolutionise road safety– in the way seatbelts did — by preventing vast amounts of….

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