Anthony Shakeshaft

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Programs aimed at keeping high-risk young people out of jail will only work if they also target multiple risk factors, such as alcohol, substance use or risky sexual behaviour, a new study has found.

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Juvenile crime rates in the NSW town of Armidale have been halved over the past seven years, thanks to an innovative, community-based skills program aimed at 14- to 17-year-olds.

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The best way to protect people from alcohol-fuelled violence is to take a collaborative approach between communities and governments supported by research-based evidence, writes Anthony Shakeshaft. 

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Australia’s approach to alcohol taxation is riddled with inconsistencies. It's time to scrap the current operating system in favour of a new, more efficient one, writes Anthony Shakeshaft and Josh Byrnes.