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8 Surprising Facts About Australian Drinking Habits

Australia, a nation of drunks, right?

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released some new date on Australian drinking habits and some of it may surprise you.

Here are eight surprising facts about alcohol consumption in Australia.


3. But we're drinking more mid-strength, and less low-strength beer.

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"Over the past decade we have seen the popularity of mid-strength beer grow at the expense of low-strength beer," Ms Gates said. "Mid-strength beer now makes up 19 per cent of all beer consumed in Australia, while low-strength beer accounts for five per cent.


Just for funsies, here's Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott smashing a beer in six seconds.

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And here's former PM Bob Hawke, then 82, doing the same thing.

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