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Weekly policy update: First motorway pub opens

Posted 24/01/14

National news:

Treasury keeps alcohol meetings secret
A long-delayed response to a Freedom of Information request submitted on October 28 has finally arrived from the Treasury.  Click here for more...

JD Wetherspoon opens first motorway pub
The first pub at a motorway service station in England has opened today despite intense opposition from road safety charities.  Click here for more...

Police boss urges retailers to join alcohol concern talks
Retailers are being called on to join Devon and Cornwall police's fight against alcohol-related crime.  Click here for more...

Cumbria council calls for ban on cheap booze
Cumbria County Council wants a minimum price per unit of alcohol introduced, to tackle spiralling costs associated with heavy drinking.  Click here for more...

Alcohol Concern's Dry January campaign has experienced a surge in support
Alcohol Concern launched its Dry January campaign in 2013, when 4,350 people pledged to stay off booze for the month.  Click here for more... 

Drinkaware announces 'radical' changes to address transparency concerns
Drinkaware, the industry-funded alcohol awareness charity, has announced “radical” changes to its governance to address concerns that it lacks transparency and independence from the industry.  Click here for more...

Kirkcaldy youngsters’ film highlights alcohol dangers
A new DVD made by young people from Kirkcaldy YMCA is helping to hightlight the dangers of alcohol abuse to young people in Fife.  Click here for more...


International news:

Binge drinking: youth's relationship to alcohol being reshaped by rapid social change (Aus)
With the state cabinet on Monday to discuss what extra measures could be adopted to tackle the cocktail of excessive alcohol consumption and street violence, it is clear the issue is not peculiar to NSW.  Click here for more...

Drunk violence pressure turns to fed govt (Aus)
Days after NSW responded to pressure to tackle drunken violence, the focus has turned on the commonwealth to also act.  Click here for more...