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Drinking in Australia on 50-year low

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Date Published:
8 May 2015

Yesterday, the Australia Bureau of Statistics released figures showing a 50-year low in alcohol consumption. Dr Michael Livingston from NDARC spoke to the ABC about alcohol in Australia.

Click below to listen to the interviews:

ABC News Radio with Fiona Ellis-Jones

612 ABC Brisbane with Rebecca Levingston

Triple J Hack with Tom Tilley

The figures support Livingston's own research which has found that cultural diversity in Australia is leading to less drinking, but also that despite anoverall decrease in alcohol consuptiom there is an increase among heavy drinkers, which leads to more alcohol-related harm.