The Rudd Government last year announced a new national strategy to address the binge drinking epidemic among young Australians.

This national strategy will begin with three new practical measures to help reduce alcohol misuse and binge drinking among young Australians:

  • $14.4 million to invest in community level initiatives to confront the culture of binge drinking, particularly in sporting organisations
  • $19.1 million to intervene earlier to assist young people and ensure that they assume personal responsibility for their binge drinking
  • $20 million to fund advertising that confronts young people with the costs and consequences of binge drinking
  • Binge drinking among young people is a community wide problem that demands a community wide response, including a new emphasis on young people taking greater personal responsibility for their behaviour

The three new practical measures announced today will be funded by reprioritising existing government spending.

Our View
At The Beer Factory, we believe our beers are too good to be wasted on drinking too much. Please drink responsibly at all times and continue to enjoy the incredible flavours of our beers. If you are concerned about the amount you are drinking, please don’t hesitate to talk to our staff. In moderation, there are a number of very positive aspects of enjoying beer, (unfortunately something that doesn’t get a lot of coverage in the media) great relaxed times with friends and family, and a number of reported health benefits. Just don’t go too far!