Aussie drink-driving laws have similar penalties, but our BAC level is still at .05. This will be moved to .02 in the coming years.
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People who feel threatened or unsafe during a date or social situation can now ask Sydney bartenders for 'Angela', in a new initiative to combat violence and sexual assault
If you supply alcohol for consumption at your venue providing free drinking water to patrons, is a must.
It is not just a nice thing to do, it is mandatory under the conditions of your licence.
It is your responsibility, as a licensee, to meet this requirement.
Depending on the type of venue or event, the way you choose to provide water may vary. For example, a local bowls club may provide jugs of water and glasses on the bar for patrons to help themselves, or a wine tasting event may provide clearly marked water stations adjacent to alcohol service areas.
Certain licences contain a condition which also requires licensees to advertise the fact that water is provided, free of charge. If you are unsure about your obligations, check your licence conditions.
To help you advertise free water at your venue or event, you can download the VCGLR’s free water poster here. (PDF, 3.38 MB)
05 Mar, 2019
New research from health promotion foundation VicHealth and Monash University has found Victorian men are underestimating the harm from heavy drinking, with some believing the health risks only begin at 30 drinks per session.
With Aussie men at higher risk from alcohol than women, the study looked at what influences groups of men to drink, highlighting the drinking culture among sports players and supporters, hospitality and office workers. It found:
Conclusions: Our review suggests that maternal alcohol use during pregnancy is associated with offspring mental health problems, even at low to moderate levels of alcohol use. Future investigation using methods that allow stronger causal inference is needed to further investigate if these associations shown are causal.