Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic centre opens in Alice Springs amid ‘huge demand’

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder diagnostic centre opens in Alice Springs amid ‘huge demand’

Posted April 30, 2018 18:14:52 The Northern Territory’s first diagnostic centre for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder has opened in Central Australia — where paediatricians estimate one in five children could suffer from the disorder. Key points: It is estimated more than 500,000 Australians have FASD but it is often not …

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence

Posted April 29, 2018 15:07:49 Photo: Paramedic Jason Kirkaldy says violence is on the rise (ABC News: Jean Kennedy ) New South Wales paramedics have been verbally and physically assaulted “at least” 60 times this year, with long-term paramedics revealing the threat of violence is now just part of the …

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence towards them

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence towards them

Posted April 29, 2018 15:09:03 Photo: Paramedic Jason Kirkaldy says violence is on the rise (ABC News: Jean Kennedy ) New South Wales paramedics have been verbally and physically assaulted “at least 60 times this year”, with long-term paramedics admitting the threat of violence is now just part of the …

Tennant Creek women’s shelter use ‘drops dramatically’ following alcohol restrictions

Tennant Creek women’s shelter use ‘drops dramatically’ following alcohol restrictions

Updated April 28, 2018 10:38:14 The number of women using emergency accommodation in Tennant Creek in the NT has dropped dramatically since alcohol restrictions were brought in, says the chief executive of the town’s women’s shelter. Key points: Limits on the times and volumes of takeaway alcohol sales were brought …

Alcohol ban for pokies players in Tasmania go too far, hoteliers say

Alcohol ban for pokies players in Tasmania go too far, hoteliers say

By Fiona Blackwood Updated April 14, 2018 11:56:35 New restrictions on gamblers being served alcohol while using poker machines in Tasmania are harsh and restrictive, according to the hospitality association. A review of the Responsible Gambling Mandatory Code of Practice for Tasmania comes into effect on May 1. Patrons in …

Bootleg alcohol kills 82 people in Indonesia, 100 others in critical condition

Bootleg alcohol kills 82 people in Indonesia, 100 others in critical condition

Posted April 10, 2018 20:55:20 Photo: Police confiscated spirits stored in large plastic drums. (ABC News) Eighty-two people have died in two Indonesian provinces after they were poisoned by a batch of bootleg alcohol. The death toll will certainly rise, with more than 100 people in a critical condition in …

Tennant Creek alcohol restrictions must be longer and tougher, Aboriginal corporations say

Tennant Creek alcohol restrictions must be longer and tougher, Aboriginal corporations say

Posted April 05, 2018 08:05:25 Photo: The mother of the boy from Tennant Creek was recently killed, allegedly by his father. (Flickr: Alberto) Aboriginal corporations in Tennant Creek have asked the Northern Territory’s new Liquor Commission for tougher alcohol restrictions in the town, with a view to making them permanent. …

SA pubs and hotels serve alcohol on Good Friday for first time in 100 years

SA pubs and hotels serve alcohol on Good Friday for first time in 100 years

Posted March 30, 2018 16:28:11 Photo: Some pub-goers said they enjoyed being able to grab a drink on their only day off. (ABC News: Claire Campbell) Related Story: Pirate Life eyes new brewing site at Port Adelaide Related Story: Why is Adelaide’s pint glass different to the rest of Australia? …