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New research shows policy referendums have been far more frequent at the state and territory level and demonstrates the enduring appeal of giving the public a say on the big issues.

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Australians are entering our most dangerous time of year for fatal drownings. So what can you do to keep yourself and loved ones safer this summer?

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The regulation of online alcohol sales worldwide does not meet the same standard as walk-in bottle shops.

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Changes to our drinking habits could be a surprising “good news story” with the lockdown providing a catalyst for positive behaviour change, a new study has found.

Too easy for under-18s to buy alcohol online

Tougher laws for online alcohol sales are needed to prevent under-18s and people with an alcohol dependency from buying liquor at the touch of a button, UNSW public health researchers say.

Risk of drowning in rivers

The Aussie tradition of cooling off in a river could be fatal on Australia Day after a recent UNSW study showed a heightened risk of drowning on the day.

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A UNSW study debunks the myth that an imposed floor on alcohol prices would drive less-wealthy, heavy drinkers to drink even more.

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Residential drug rehab programs usually last for around eight weeks and include everything from counselling sessions to household chores, which help build connections and support between residents.

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Body fatness and alcohol consumption are the leading preventable causes of breast cancer in Australian women, a new study in 200,000 women has found.

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A study led by UNSW has found the most robust evidence yet that adolescents who drink regularly are twice as likely to be binge drinkers and drink drivers as adults.

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