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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    I'm the first one to get a drink in my hand on social occasions but having a bar at a school event doesn't sit right with me.

    Adults can surely go without their booze for a little while:/

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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    Quote Originally Posted by danik View Post
    I'm the first one to get a drink in my hand on social occasions but having a bar at a school event doesn't sit right with me.

    Adults can surely go without their booze for a little while:/
    Yeah I can, but I'm more likely to stick around and spend more money if I can have a beer, which is kind of what the school is aiming for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Have you ever travelled to Europe? Just curious
    We weren't discussing Europe

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    Default Alcohol/Bar at a school Fete? WDYT?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    We weren't discussing Europe
    I take it that's a no then

    It's okay, you will see my point in a sec.

    You made a statement regarding the drinking culture in Australia. My point is that it's quite tame compared to other places in the world. Comparatively, we really don't drink *a lot* here and it's not an ingrained part of our culture.

    However a huge difference is that where there is drinking here, it is predominantly binge drinking (especially amongst young people), and lots of professionals believe it's actually because alcohol is *less* of a part of our culture than other countries. In Italy for example, teens don't often go off binge drinking. They have been exposed to wine from a young age, they see it being consumed daily, it's a bit 'meh' when they hit that age because it's not treated as this taboo out-of-bounds liquid.

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    Havent read the replies....13 pages, no thanks!

    I wouldnt vote for it if I were on the committee that organised the fete. Its like supplying alcohol at the open night or parent teacher night. Surely the adults attending can set a good example and show the kids that they can have fun (on school grounds no less) without a drink in their hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    I take it that's a no then

    It's okay, you will see my point in a sec.

    You made a statement regarding the drinking culture in Australia. My point is that it's quite tame compared to other places in the world. Comparatively, we really don't drink *a lot* here and it's not an ingrained part of our culture.

    However a huge difference is that where there is drinking here, it is predominantly binge drinking (especially amongst young people), and lots of professionals believe it's actually because alcohol is *less* of a part of our culture than other countries. In Italy for example, teens don't often go off binge drinking. They have been exposed to wine from a young age, they see it being consumed daily, it's a bit 'meh' when they hit that age because it's not treated as this taboo out-of-bounds liquid.
    I'm quite aware of how Europeans approach drinking , I have actually travelled!

    I still stand by my statement that Australian culture in general is too reliant in alcohol...that's ok if you don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    I'm quite aware of how Europeans approach drinking , I have actually travelled!

    I still stand by my statement that Australian culture in general is too reliant in alcohol...that's ok if you don't
    That was an awesome discussion. Thank you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    That was an awesome discussion. Thank you.

    Maybe start a separate thread for a discussion on that point if you want a debate. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    That was an awesome discussion. Thank you.

    I don't know what else you want me to say.

    I think alcohol is a huge problem in this country . End of story.

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    I understood, Witwicky

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