Campaign updates

We are working to stop underage drinking in Australian baseball

23 May 2018

Like us, you would have been horrified to read that a senior player at Canberra Cavalry was caught plying underage junior players with beer after a baseball game earlier this year.

We can report that as a result of going public with the story, Baseball Australia finally accepted our offer to meet. The meeting was a positive one, and we will keep you posted on our efforts to further engage Baseball Australia, together with other professional sporting codes, to drive out dangerous alcohol culture within clubs that risk the lives of both young players and young fans alike.

We have also requested to meet with several Commonwealth Government Ministers to talk about this issue and the importance of Government taking steps to protect Aussie kids from the impacts of alcohol:

  • The Minister for Communications, The Hon. Mitch Fifield MP
  • The Minister for Sport and Recreation, The Hon. Bridget McKenzie MP
  • The Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

We will soon be asking you to join us in this call to Government (watch this space!).

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In the coming months we’ll continue to highlight why is alcohol advertising so harmful to children, which codes are failing to protect our children and which alcohol producers are hell-bent on targeting children to secure their future customers? We’ll also showcase the shining lights; the individuals, sporting organisations and corporates setting a better example and helping build a safer and heathier sporting future.

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