If figures from the latest FARE alcohol poll are to be believed, Australia has a serious problem with excessive drinking.
The national poll also shows that alcohol is linked to domestic violence, with one third of Australians being affected by alcohol related violence.
Although the alcohol industry has labelled the poll as “sensationalist”, these are some of the key findings,
- 44 per cent of people drink alcohol to get drunk
- 21 per cent of parents with children under 18 report their child has been harmed or put at risk because of someone else’s drinking
- 78 per cent of Australians believe the nation has a problem with excessive drinking
- 68 per cent support a ban on alcohol advertising on TV before 8:30pm.