ICC Cricket World Cup: Alcohol-drenched culture needs to change.

Many media outlets today have drawn attention to the alcohol influenced behaviour of Australian cricketers as they celebrated winning the International World Cup. At the celebration in Federation Square in Melbourne yesterday morning, the Australian captain Michael Clarke seemed to be proud of the fact that all the team members had hangovers.

In the link below Michael Thorn, the chief executive of the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education, in today’s SMH, draws attention to the influence  of the alcohol lobby,the alcohol consumption of the Australian cricket team and advertising. See link below.

Michael Thorn comments that ‘It is time to roll back Australia’s toxic drinking culture. ‘




John Laurence Menadue is the publisher of Pearls & Irritations. He has had a distinguished career both in the private sector and in the Public Service.

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