Should the legal age for buying alcohol be raised to 21 years?

Jason M Lindo and Peter Siminski
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja14.00869
Published online: 17 November 2014

To the Editor: Toumbourou and colleagues argue that the Australian legal age for buying alcohol should be increased.1 However, they overstate their case by only citing research that supports their position, giving an impression of scientific consensus on several key issues when there is strong contrary evidence.

  • Jason M Lindo1,2
  • Peter Siminski2

  • 1 Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex, USA.
  • 2 University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW.


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