FARE has released its 2017 annual alcohol poll : Attitudes and behaviours today. The Poll is now in its eighth yearr of publication and explores Australia’s attitudes towards alcohol, drinking behaviours, awareness and experience of alcohol harms, and opinions on alcohol policies.
This year the results of the Poll have shown that Australians are concerned about and impacted by alcohol harm, and they are suspicious and deeply cynical about the alcohol industry.
Key findings include:
• 81% of Australians believe that more needs to be done to reduce the harm caused by alcohol-related illness, injury, death, and related issues (up from 78% in 2016).
• 44% of Australian drinkers (five million Australians) consume alcohol to get drunk (up from 37% in 2016).
• 92% of Australians think that there is a link between alcohol and family and domestic violence.
• 68% of Australians support a ban on alcohol advertising on television…
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Born: February 22, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Twenty years after losing the coveted role of Sulu on Star Trek (1966) to actor George Takei, James Hong’s and Takei’s characters faced off against one another in a scene on MacGyver: The Wish Child (1986).
Has starred in two completely different films with the same title, “China Girl” – 1975 X-rated film and the 1987 Abel Ferrara film. In the 1975 film, he was billed as James Young.
Has played a character named Lo Pan 3 times. Chuck (2007), The Chronicle (2001), and Big Trouble in Little China (1986).
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The Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council has been refreshed with new membership as part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to closer engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The new Council will play an important role by engaging at the heart of Government, including with the Indigenous Policy Committee of Cabinet, collaborating with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, and ensuring the Government is well positioned to renew the expiring Closing the Gap targets in the year ahead.
The appointments reflect the expertise and innovation that exist in Indigenous Australia and we look forward to working with the new Council to drive better outcomes for our First Australians.
The following Council members have been appointed for a period of three years:
Andrea Mason – CEO of the NPY Women’s Council
Susan Murphy – CEO of Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation
Ngiare Brown – Professor of Indigenous…
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” Death by racism should be a category on death certificates, because the racism in hospitals is hindering the recovery of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Spend some time as a patient in a hospital and you soon find out that the medical profession is full of bigots and people who might not consider themselves racist, but have preconceived ideas on race and hold outdated beliefs in racial stereotypes.”
We need cultural awareness programs on all levels of the system, writes Colleen Lavelle for IndigenousX : Our stories, our way” – each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX Twitter account to discuss topics of interest to them as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Produced with assistance of Guardian Australia staff.
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President Trump’s tax plan would reduce charitable giving by 4.5 to 9 percent, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. Analysis from the American Enterprise Institute estimates that Trump’s current tax proposal could eliminate more than $17 billion in annual giving.
It’s time to join the fight against any efforts to reduce charitable-giving incentives. As the US Congress drafts tax-reform legislation and negotiates with the Trump Administration, The Charitable Giving Coalition, Chaired by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is hosting an advocacy day on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Feb. 16, 2017.
To participate, you must email Ali Davidson (adavidson[at]urbanswirski.com) to register by the end of business on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. When you register, provide your name, organization, state, and Congressional district. There is no charge to participate, but you will be responsible for your own travel and lodging expenses.
The “100 Years of Giving Fly-In” advocacy…
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