Drink-driver allegedly four times alcohol limit in fatal Adelaide pedestrian crash

Drink-driver allegedly four times alcohol limit in fatal Adelaide pedestrian crash

Posted December 29, 2018 10:27:03 A driver involved in a fatal crash in Adelaide’s south has allegedly returned a blood-alcohol reading almost four times the legal limit. Police allege the 23-year-old Aberfoyle Park man struck and killed a pedestrian on Black Road near Main South Road at Flagstaff Hill just …

Territory’s liquor licensing boss leaves during period of alcohol policy upheaval

Territory’s liquor licensing boss leaves during period of alcohol policy upheaval

Updated December 27, 2018 20:30:55 Photo: Long-time NT public servant Cindy Bravos has left her role as Director-General of Licensing. (Supplied: LinkedIn) The woman responsible for rolling out alcohol restrictions in the troubled town of Tennant Creek has left her role as the Territory’s Director-General of Licensing. Key points: Director-General …

Call to ban alcohol sales using ‘buy now, pay later’ services such as Afterpay and ZipPay | Society

The sale of alcohol using “buy now, pay later” services such as Afterpay and ZipPay should be banned because they encourage alcohol dependence and unmanageable debt, a peak health organisation has said. In its submission to the Senate inquiry examining credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of …

Mead, the honey alcohol of the ancients, is making a comeback – ABC Rural

Mead, the honey alcohol of the ancients, is making a comeback – ABC Rural

Move aside craft beer, the world’s oldest alcoholic drink is making a comeback and it’s gluten free — made from fermented honey. Mead was drunk by the Vikings. Ancient Greeks called it Ambrosia, ‘the drink of the gods’, and the brewing techniques date back more than 3,000 years. Amrita Park …

Japan Airlines pilot almost 10 times over alcohol limit jailed for 10 months

Japan Airlines pilot almost 10 times over alcohol limit jailed for 10 months

Posted November 30, 2018 09:46:30 A Japan Airlines pilot who reported for a London-to-Tokyo flight almost 10 times over the alcohol limit has been sentenced to 10 months in prison. Katsutoshi Jitsukawa was arrested on October 28 after the driver of a Heathrow Airport crew bus smelled alcohol and reported …

Japan Airlines cracks down on pilots drinking alcohol, upgrades breathalysers internationally

Japan Airlines cracks down on pilots drinking alcohol, upgrades breathalysers internationally

Posted November 16, 2018 20:52:10 Photo: The airline said its breathalyser model had been exploited in the incident that sparked change. (Reuters: Toru Hanai) Japan Airlines is cracking down on its pilots’ alcohol consumption and forcing many of its staff to be breathalysed before working, after one co-pilot was caught …

Victorian Labor promises to abolish alcohol dry zones in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs

Victorian Labor promises to abolish alcohol dry zones in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs

Posted November 05, 2018 11:12:43 Photo: The so-called dry areas already have a number of licensed venues. (ABC News: Thea Halpin) Labor has promised to abolish so-called dry areas in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, where residents are required to vote on whether a liquor licence should be granted to new bars, …

Andrew Symonds says his feelings of guilt over teammates being dragged in to ‘Monkeygate’ led him to abuse alcohol

Andrew Symonds says his feelings of guilt over teammates being dragged in to ‘Monkeygate’ led him to abuse alcohol

Posted November 02, 2018 14:33:26 Photo: Andrew Symonds’ Australia teammates backed up his account of alleged racial abuse by India’s Harbhajan Singh at the SCG Test in 2008. (AAP: Robert Cianflone) Andrew Symonds has revealed his life started to spiral out of control after the infamous Monkeygate affair on India’s …

‘Backlash’: Northern Territory alcohol floor price divides community | Australia news

One night in 1964 an Aboriginal man was dragged from his bed in the Bagot community, a settlement in suburban Darwin, and charged with the offence of drinking liquor. A report in the Northern Territory News, published the following day, said a “native” was sentenced to 14 days’ jail. Next …

Alcohol floor price ‘won’t work’ and should be reviewed, Darwin Mayor Kon Vatskalis says

Alcohol floor price ‘won’t work’ and should be reviewed, Darwin Mayor Kon Vatskalis says

Updated October 15, 2018 14:20:08 Photo: The floor price legislation raised the minimum price of a standard drink to $1.30 (ABC News: Jano Gibson) The Northern Territory’s controversial alcohol floor price is doomed to failure because alcoholics “will pay any price for a fix”, Darwin Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis says. …