Overall alcohol consumption is down

Data from alcohol producers and recent Commonwealth Bank credit card analysis show that overall alcohol consumption in Australia is lower than it was at the same time last year due to pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants closing. This refutes research put out today...

Drinks Industry and Governments provide a helping hand

A number of Governments have helped throw a lifeline to hospitality and tourism workers by allowing on-premises to provide a take-away service and from the raft of business support measures – such as payroll, rent, liquor licencing fees and other forms of relief....

Industry welcomes review of Pregnancy Warning Label

The decision by Food Forum Ministers to review the proposed pregnancy warning label designed by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has been welcomed by the industry. “Our industry has made it very clear that we support mandatory labelling to help reduce...

Drinking guidelines made complicated for the average Australian

Most Australians drink alcohol for enjoyment, relaxation and sociability, and do so responsibly. The NHMRC drinking guidelines which help determine harmful levels of consumption are extremely important and must have credibility within both the health community and the...

Moderate drinking better than none to avoid bowel cancer

A recent study published in the prestigious International Journal of Cancer[1] shows there is now a clear benefit from drinking moderately- one or two glasses per day limits the risk of bowel cancer. The study, which reviewed 16 published studies across the United...

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