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Schoolies week in Australia causes binge drinking worry


It is Schoolies week in Australia - when teenagers celebrate the end of exams by heading to beach parties.

But the level of binge drinking has prompted urgent calls for the drinking age to be raised. The government has described the problem as an epidemic.

The BBC's Nick Bryant has been to the biggest schoolies celebration of them all, on the Gold Coast of Queensland.


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