It's been over 6 years since the Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol reduced the safe level of drinking for pregnant women from seven standard drinks per week to zero, but the message is still not getting through to patients and frontline doctors, according to experts in fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD).
Most Queenslanders support tougher lockout laws to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence. That's according to a Galaxy poll of 350 Queenslanders that found 74 per cent of respondents supported a state government plan to call last drinks at 2 or 3am.
The battle over the state's nightlife continues, with a new Galaxy poll finding three-quarters of Queenslanders support reducing trading hours for licensed venues, while clubs and venue owners spent Monday pleading with a parliamentary committee to not let the "terrorists" win.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned Galaxy Research to undertake polling of Queenslanders to gain an understanding of their perspectives on alcohol policies.
New polling has found almost three quarters of Queenslanders support the late-night trading measures announced by the Queensland Government to reduce alcohol-related violence. The poll conducted by Galaxy Research has also highlighted increasing support for action to reduce alcohol harms, with 80 per cent of Queenslanders believing more needs to be done, up from 74 per cent in 2015.
One in five people are consuming nearly three quarters of the alcohol sold in Australia, according to a report that claims the alcohol industry is dependent on risky drinkers.
Australians have a reputation for enjoying a nice cold beer after work or on weekends, but staggering figures have revealed that just 20 per cent of Aussies are behind 75 per cent of alcohol sales across the country.
The more than 3.8 million Australians who average more than four drinks a day account for about 75% of alcohol sales, health lobby group says