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Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence
26 October 2021
Turning Point welcomes the release of the landmark final report from the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence, and the Victorian Government’s swift introduction of legislation to appoint a Special Manager to oversee Crown’s rehabilitation and establish an adequately resourced and empowered Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission.
A person holding glass of wine
22 October 2021
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Turning Point, Monash University, the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and the Florey Institute have been awarded a $5 million NHMRC Synergy Grant over five years to investigate new treatments for alcohol use disorder.
evidence-based
20 October 2021
Every year on 20 October, we mark World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day.
veterans
18 October 2021
This week is Veterans’ Health Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness and supporting the health and wellbeing of veterans.
A person is looking at their screen talking to a health pracitioner.
15 October 2021
This Telehealth Awareness Month we are highlighting the important work our team are doing to improve telehealth delivery and the possibilities it presents, for people affected by their gambling, alcohol or other drug use.
12 October 2021
Addicted Australia, the 2020 documentary that follows the lives of ten Australians affected by addiction as they undergo a holistic and extended treatment program, has been longlisted for a 2021 Walkley Documentary Award.
Between 2015 and 2020, the highest rates of alcohol and other drug related ambulance attendances were related to alcohol intoxication.
24 September 2021
A world-leading data collection system pulling together information from ambulance call-outs across the country has been recognised as one of the most potentially impactful data innovations in Australian health and medical research.
Female alcohol and drug counsellor with a black headset looking at computer screen.
14 September 2021
Kat is a structured intervention clinician who works as part of our team of qualified professionals that use evidence-based approaches to help clients develop goals and strategies to achieve them.
31 August 2021
Year after year, thousands of Australians fatally overdose. Every year we remember them on International Overdose Awareness Day
20 August 2021
Through technology, healthcare is embarking on new ways to deliver services to meet the future needs of consumers. While not a completely new concept, telehealth is one area that is being embraced, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
alcohol outlet
17 August 2021
Using data collected from Ambulance Victoria callouts, researchers from Turning Point have identified links between the number and type of alcohol sales outlets in an area, and ambulance attendances for events relating to family violence.
ambulance
3 August 2021
New research examining ambulance attendances for alcohol-related harms during COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria has found that attendances to homes increased by 9 percent in 2020.