ACT Policing has put a slick video onto YouTube as part of their “Too many drinks and you’re a galah” campaign.
Readers are invited to watch it and tell us what messaged they think it’s trying to convey?
UPDATE 18/02/12 15:19: No less than Clubs ACT and the ACT Branch of the AHA have issued a media release having a go too:
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“The new clip from ACT Policing, set in the ACT, includes mixed poor messages and is unlikely to have any impact on excessive drinking”, according AHA ACT General Manager, Gwyn Rees.
“Whilst the message is too many drinks is bad, it also conveys a message that the choice confronting young people is either have no alcohol at all or having too much turns you into a squawking parrot. Messages that convey and encourage moderate drinking at sensible levels whilst looking out for your mates would better serve the community.
Chief Executive of ClubsACT agreed that a more realistic approach to advertising targeting young people needs to be adopted.