Can We Prevent Alcohol Related Violence

Alcohol-related violence: Can it be prevented? Paul Dillon – Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA)   With yet another teenager in a critical condition in hospital in NSW after being 'king-hit' (that so shouldn't be how we describe this violent act) in Kings Cross, the community is yet again debating what should be [...]

The Body Con – A Competition to Help People Change Body Perceptions

The Body Con is a challenge to the understanding that we have to look a certain way in order to be valued and accepted. It is an opportunity to stop conforming and create controversy by re-branding the "ideal". Enter now for your chance to win $1000 and the opportunity to hear from industry professionals who [...]

Dolly commended for highlighting the life of young carers

Girls Mag Review December Melinda Tankard Reist In 147 pages of beauty and fashion shopping, advice and advertising , along with tips on catching your “crush” this summer, there are, fortunately, a few articles that will actually help girls. As you know, I always search for the personal stories which convey the reality of girls’ [...]

Mackenzie Rosman strips for Maxim magazine

The problem is that this is an accepted rite of passage for former female child stars, which means that there’s a culture of managers, agents and PR people who keep the cogs of the objectification industry well oiled. via Mackenzie Rosman strips for Maxim magazine.

Liquid Poison: Exposing the harms of binge drinking

Girl Mag Watch Girlfriend July 2013 Melinda Tankard Reist In my talks in schools around the country, I am told distressing stories of alcohol-related harm. Violence, sexual assault, damage to physical and mental health. My friend and colleague Paul Dillon, a drug educator with 25 years experience and founder of  Drug and Alcohol Research and [...]

Seeing just 10 Tobacco Ads increases risk of Teen Smoking by 40%

The more tobacco advertising teenagers see, the more likely they are to start smoking, according to a new study. Every 10 tobacco ads that teens view increases their risk of starting to smoke by nearly 40 percent and boosts their chances of becoming a daily smoker by 30 percent, the German researchers found. via Tobacco [...]

Tom Waterhouse….training our kids to gamble

What are the kids then? Collateral damage? Whether or not the kids are specifically "targeted" by your company is hardly the point? The point is that they ARE hit, regardless. The point is that while the government has the brains to have a ban on gambling advertising on programs children are likely to be watching, [...]

Liquorland shamed over reckless drinking ads

Liquorland has been found in breach of a voluntary code of practice in its TV advertising, with the chain's ads accused of encouraging binge drinking, underage drinking and portraying an improper link between alcohol and sport. via Liquorland shamed over reckless drinking ads.

Lego bid to banish page 3 ‘girls’

Since February 1970, The Sun's page 3 girls have been a national institution, as British as soggy fish and chips or not turning the central heating up enough. But a new campaign to rid the newspaper's 7 million readers of their daily dose of smut may be making headway. Two weeks ago, after opponents mounted [...]

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Alcohol marketing targets black youth

It is no secret that for decades, tobacco companies have filled disadvantaged communities with advertising and marketing attracting generations of young people of color to the products they peddle. A new report from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that alcohol companies are taking [...]