My blog will be discussing the highly debated topic, which is increasing the drinking age from 18 to 21 within Australia. There are two articles I have read that have opposing views on this topic.
The first article, Call to lift minimum drinking age to 21 by Paul Bibby, reported that the drinking age should be increased to 21. This stated that if the government is serious about stopping the violence while under the influence of alcohol, they would double the cost of alcohol and raise the drinking age to 21. The article uses relevant facts and opinions from experts such as Professor Ross Homel, of Griffith University to make its claims.
Of these two articles, Bibby’s(2010) Article, which focuses on the forcing the increase drinking age is more convincing then McCredie article(2010). Bibby’s(2010) has a well structured argument that is supported by facts and research where as Terri’s article has no fact’s and is based on an ethical argument.
While I agree that Bibby’s(2010) argument is more convincing, this has not changed my opinion on the topic. I still believe that the drinking age should be kept at 18 throughout Australia. I feel that changing the drinking age will not stop adolescents from drinking or stop violence related to alcohol abuse.