And unfortunately doesn’t go into any detail about the four key components of the policy:
- All venues to have available, near blood test quality, audio visually capable, BAC Testing Machines for self testing by alcohol users.
- A simple, easy to understand limit on where “Responsible Drinking” ends, put into law.
- 80% of the program budget spent on educating users about staying under Point 08, and the risks of binge drinking.
- 20% of the program budget spent on targeted, on street, pedestrian RBT.
No information given letting readers know that only campaigns with a hard legal edge work! (WHO)
No information about the failure of RSA nor the litany of tragic outcomes from this failure of government policy.
No information about how P-RBT could routinely detect and divert, underage alcohol users, goon baggers – nor how it would clean up Kings Cross, other Sydney and NSW trouble spots, including public transport.
It’s not serious is it? Just an absence of facts about a deadly serious subject.
Meanwhile, Healthland reports this finding:
For every one additional drink the mothers consumed between their 43rd and 84th days of pregnancy, their babies had a 16% greater chance of being born smaller than average, which may put them at greater risk for mental and physical problems. Their infants were also more likely to have birth defects, such as a 25% higher risk of a smooth ridge linking the nose and upper lip, a 12% increased risk of an abnormally small head and a 22% greater chance of unusually thin upper lips.
Which would undoubtedly be of great concern to some challenged individuals at this blog…