Young People

Combining Social Norms and Social Marketing to Address Underage Drinking: Development and Process Evaluation of a Whole-of-Community Intervention

Sandra C. Jones, Kelly Andrews & Kate Francis •   2017
This paper reports on a novel, community based social marketing intervention designed to correct misperceptions of alcohol related social norms in an Australian community. The project utilised a social marketing approach, informed by the full complement of Andreasen’s social marketing benchmarking criteria, and concurrently targeted adolescents, parents of adolescents and the broader community. Using extensive Read more..

2017 Queensland Poll: Perspectives on Alcohol-Related Violence and Policies

Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education, Galaxy Research •   2017
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. This study was conducted online between Monday 9 January 2017 and Friday 13 January 2017. The survey sample comprised 300 respondents aged 18 years and older residing in Queensland.

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Six month Evaluation Report on Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Policy in QLD

Dr Jason Ferris, Dr Renee Zahnow, Professor Peter Miller and Dr Kerri Coomber •   2017
The QLD Government has decided to abandon the introduction of a 1am lockout for bars and nightclubs in 3am Safe Night Precincts (SNPs). The 1am lockouts were part of the second phase of liquor reforms to be introduced on the 1st of February 2017. Cabinet Ministers voted against the introduction of 1am lockouts after an Read more..

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2016 Queensland Poll: Perspectives on alcohol

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s (FARE) •   2016
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. This study was conducted online between Friday 8 January 2016 and Thursday 14 January 2016. The survey sample comprised 350 respondents aged 18 years and older residing in Queensland.

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Annual Alcohol Poll 2016: Attitudes and behaviours

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) •   2016
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s (FARE) Annual alcohol poll (the Poll) assesses Australians’ attitudes towards alcohol, alcohol consumption behaviours, awareness and experiences of alcohol harms and perspectives on various alcohol policies. In 2016, the Poll was carried out by Galaxy Research for the seventh consecutive year.

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Reverse engineering a ‘responsible drinking’ campaign to assess strategic intent

Simone Pettigrew, Nicole Biagioni, Mike Daube, Julia Stafford, Sandra C. Jones, Tanya Chikritzhs •   2016
The alcohol industry produces ‘responsible drinking’ advertising campaigns. There is concern that these may promote drinking while persuading governments and the general public that the industry is acting responsibly. This paper examined young people’s thoughts and feelings in response to one of these campaigns in Australia.

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The impact of alcohol management practices on sports club membership and revenue

L. Wolfenden A B E, M. Kingsland A B, B. Rowland C, P. Dodds A, M. Sidey D, S. Sherker D and J. Wiggers A B •   2016
The aim of this study was to assess the impact of an alcohol management intervention on community sporting club revenue (total annual income) and membership (number of club players, teams and spectators). This study found no evidence to suggest that efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm in community sporting clubs will compromise club revenue and membership.

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Principals’ reports of adults’ alcohol use in Australian secondary schools

Bernadette Ward, Rebecca Kippen, Penny Buykx, Geoffrey Munro, Nyanda McBride, and John Wiggers (FARE) •   2016
The aim of this study was to: quantify and compare the extent to which alcohol is used at secondary school events when students are present; examine principals’ level of agreement with these practices; and their awareness of and support for state policies on this issue. A cross-sectional survey of 241 state government secondary school principals in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria (VIC) was conducted in November 2014 via computer-assisted telephone interviewing.

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Parental supply of alcohol to Australian minors: an analysis of six nationally representative surveys spanning 15 years

Adrian B. KellyEmail author, Gary C. K. Chan, Megan Weier, Catherine Quinn, Matthew J. Gullo, Jason P. Connor and Wayne D. Hall •   2015
There was a significant drop in parental supply of current alcohol use from 21.3 % in 2004 to 11.79 % in 2013 (p < .001). The lower prevalence of parental supply coincided with legislative changes on parental supply of alcohol to adolescents, but causality cannot be established because of the variation in the timing and reach of parental supply legislation, and small samples in some states. There were downward trends in adolescent experimentation, quantity and frequency of alcohol use across years, with the largest drop in alcohol use in 2010 and 2013.

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Association Between Alcohol Sports Sponsorship and Consumption: A Systematic Review

Katherine Brown, Institute of Alcohol Studies •   2016
This study has found a significant association between alcohol sports sponsorship and risky drinking among schoolchildren and adult athletes. Published in the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism, this systematic review combines evidence from Australasia and other regions to examine the impact of exposure to alcohol sports sponsorship on drinking attitudes and behaviours.

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