Date PostedMay 15, 2017

Annual Poll Shows Australia Has Alcohol Problems

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.

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Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning, OH&S training, and web strategy firm based in Little Edward St. Spring Hill, Brisbane, Australia. Urban E-Learning provides compliance related online , Distance and Face-to-Face training products in the construction, hospitality and heavy vehicle transport sectors, to name a few. Examples include the White Card Construction induction course and the RSA - Responsible Service of Alcohol course. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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