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Burying the hatchet the Territory way

Up in Darwin the political chiefs of the Liberal Country Party are wielding the hatchet to bring about peace by exterminating unfriendly public servants.

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Do the arts need to dry out? An addictive cultural cocktail

If you drink and make art … It’s time for artists and the industry broadly to have a mature conversation about alcohol in our industry.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

Is reducing the number of bottle shops to curb domestic violence a ‘bone-headed’ idea?

A Melbourne research fellow argues that reducing the density of liquor outlets also reduces domestic violence. The downside in this sort of thinking is that it deflects attention from root causes, writes Alan Davies.

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Battery hens run out in Tasmania

Tasmania is moving to ban battery hen farming.

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Will Wayne Swan’s budget be enough for Labor?

Wayne Swan has done his best to stop the rot of declining support for Labor. I very much doubt that it will be enough.

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Cheers! Alcohol consumption is stable

Listen to the views of the fun police and you would think that Australia has embarked on some new kind of alcohol explosion.

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Crikey Blogs | FEDERAL|

The unhealthy trifecta: smokes, booze & gambling

There are similarities between the tobacco and alcohol industries. It’s time to include the gambling industry in this analysis, says Charles Livingstone.

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Happy little vegemites

Kevin Rudd, it seems, is not unique.

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Woolworths’ ACDC wine brain fade

Perhaps Woolworths will ask the producers to add a Bon Scott label drawing attention to the coroner’s finding that the original lead singer for the band died of “acute alcohol poisoning”

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Rudd’s memory loss regarding John Faulkner

Short term memory loss is a helpful attribute for a politician.

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New Matilda | LINKS|

Alcohol in the Alice: the drink destroying a city

In Alice Springs, locals drink double the national average of alcohol per year. Therefore it’s no surprise that 70-90% of the assaults in the town are alcohol-related. How do we stop the grog? asks Russell Goldflam.

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Crikey Blogs | LINKS|

Only parents and guardians should be able to buy booze for minors

Sarah Jaggard from he Australian Drug Foundation, is hoping that a new call to ban the secondary supply of alcohol to minors may be taken up by the Victorian Government.

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Time | ECONOMY|

US drowns their economic sorrows

The US is still in very tough times economically and when the going gets tough, the tough get boozed. Alcohol consumption in the States is up, but people are drinking cheaper brands and boozing at home.

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The legal drinking age: stout Crikey readers whine

Crikey readers weigh in on the prospect of raising the drinking age to 21, the Green Loans scheme and Barnaby Joyce’s role as Opposition financial minister.

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National Times | MARKETS|

We’re drunken violent yobbos, no matter the advertising

Getting wasted on Australia Day isn’t some inherent national right that the liquor industry must defend, says Jeremy Bass. The businesses serving the booze — from pubs to supermarket grog shops — need to widen their tunnel vision.

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The Independent | EUROPE|

Drugs vs. booze

Debate is heating up in the UK after the government’s former chief drugs adviser, Dr David Nutt, was sacked over his views that cannabis is less harmful than cigarettes and alcohol. Now the scientific community is coming to his defence.

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Intervention lets Territory grog runners walk free

Canberra is weak as piss on grog in the Northern Territory, and several NT Magistrates are angry that their sentencing options for grog-runners have been seriously compromised by the Intervention.

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Sloshpot | FOOD & TRAVEL|

13 types of booze you can brew in your own kitchen

Most people have made abortive attempts to brew their own beer, but what about apple cider, Irish cream, mead, gin or sambuca? Sloshpot explains how to make 13 alcoholic beverages in your own home.

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Drinking like Mad Men

How do the characters on Mad Men spend so much of their work-day drinking booze and still get any work done? The ladies of Double X try it and see — all in the name of science, of course.

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Getting tanked at The New York Times

Former NYT journo Gay Talese recalls the alcohol-fuelled newsrooms of yore, which he claims made the characters on Mad Men look like amateurs. But did a diet of booze and smokes really make for more creative writers?

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The Bitten Word | FOOD & TRAVEL|

The best Bloody Mary on the whole bloody planet?

With a whopping 17 ingredients — including Guinness, pickled okra and beetroot — bon appetit magazine reckons it’s landed upon the greatest Bloody Mary recipe in the world. The Bitten Word lads put it to the test.

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When Australians drink like Russians, it’s time for action

Pointing the finger elsewhere is no longer an option on alcohol policy, writes Michael Moore. Even Russia has declared a major campaign on curbing alcohol-related harm.

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Baltimore Sun | BOOKS|

Which famous author would you go boozing with?

Literary figures are long time lovers of drinking and alcoholism. Would you have been more likely to share a tipple with Oscar Wilde or a rum with Ernest Hemingway? Take the quiz!

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Economists on the economy?

Crikey readers weigh in on where economists know anything about the economy, John Della Bosca jokes and the joys of ABC’s Respectember.

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Time | EUROPE|

Russia’s new war on drinking

Russian President Dmitri Medvedev is taking on the unenviable task of breaking the country’s vodka-guzzling ways, in an attempt to lower the staggeringly high level of alcoholism and alcohol-related deaths and illness. Can the convince the country to sober up?

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