Retaining our right to regulate alcohol warnings

Paula L O’Brien and Deborah H Gleeson
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (7): 447. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.11006

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  • Paula L O’Brien1
  • Deborah H Gleeson2

  • 1 Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC.


Competing interests:

Paula O'Brien is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia. Deborah Gleeson receives funding from the Australian Research Council, is a member of the Public Health Association of Australia, and is active in the People's Health Movement.

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  • 2. Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation (convening as the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council). Response to the recommendations of Labelling Logic: Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy (2011). Canberra: FoFR, 2011.
  • 3. Wilkinson C, Room R. Warnings on alcohol containers and advertisements: international experience and evidence on effects. Drug Alcohol Rev 2009; 28: 426-435.
  • 4. AER Foundation. Alcohol product labelling: health warning labels and consumer information. Canberra: AER Foundation, 2011.
  • 5. Ipsos Social Research Institute. Alcohol label audit: prepared for the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. Sydney: ISRI, 2012.


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