24 January 2014
DrinkWise Australia supports the views expressed by Prime Minister Abbott in his opinion piece reported in the Daily Telegraph (January 10, 2014). As a not-for-profit social change organisation dedicated to promoting a healthy and safe drinking culture in Australia, we recognise that the majority of Australians drink in responsible and moderate ways. There are, however, groups in our society where irresponsible drinking and poor choices can lead to a range of harms.
DrinkWise CEO, John Scott, concurs with the sentiments expressed by the Prime Minister related to a binge drinking culture often prevalent amongst young people in Australian society: “There is clearly a need to work towards finding socially acceptable ways for young people to take greater responsibility by drinking properly and in moderation.”