The Canberra Times 9 Nov 2011
The results of an opinion poll will be used to pressure Australia’s health ministers to quickly introduce mandatory health warnings on alcohol containers. Fifty-eight per cent of Australians support the introduction of health warnings on alcoholic beverages, according to a Galaxy survey commissioned by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education. More than 70 per cent supported government regulation of warning labels and 52 per cent said the government should be directly involved in the development of the labels. More than two-thirds believed that a pregnancy health warning would be effective in reducing alcohol consumption. The survey results are being issued ahead of a meeting of federal, state and territory health minister tomorrow.