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Previous research finds that…

  • 24 percent of Australian men exceeded the lifetime risk guidelines for alcohol intake in 2016‑17. One in three Australian females drink at levels harmful to their health.
  • Alcohol is a factor in close to half of all physical and sexual assaults against women.
  • Children whose parents abuse alcohol are more than four times more likely to be neglected, and almost three times more likely to be sexually assaulted than children of parents who do not abuse alcohol.
  • 82% of 12–17 year olds reported abstaining from alcohol in 2016; a significant increase from 72% in 2013.

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