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  • What impact is the coronavirus having on Aussie drinking?
  • What impact is the coronavirus having on Aussie drinking?
    The Creative Exchange (2020) ©
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How COVID-19 is switching up Aussie drinking habits

From the way they buy their alcohol to the quantities in which they consume it, Australians’ drinking preferences are evolving. As COVID-19 re-shapes the behavioural landscape both temporarily and in the longer term, how can Aussies’ desires be better fulfilled in the moment and beyond?

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Images of Aussies reclining in deckchairs while polishing off vast quantities of tinnies is, albeit gradually, fading. Drinking remains an important part of Australian social culture, but sobriety and moderation are becoming more popular. DrinkWise puts it more succinctly in its decade-long analysis of Australia’s evolving drinking habits: “We are now in a society more defined by moderation than excess.” [1] DrinkWise, among a number of alcohol-awareness bodies, has been working to educate the Australian public away from excessive consumption, helped by stricter laws and penalties on drink driving. [2] General attitudes towards alcohol ...

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