The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned Galaxy Research to undertake polling of Queenslanders to gain an understanding of their perspectives on alcohol policies.
- Almost three quarters (74%) of Queenslanders support the late night trading hour measures recently announced by the Queensland Government to reduce alcohol-related violence.
- 80% of Queenslanders believe that Australia has a problem with excess drinking or alcohol abuse, an increase from 71% in 2015.
- The majority of Queenslanders (80%) believe that more needs to be done to reduce the harm caused by alcohol-related illness, injury death and related issues, an increase from 74% in 2015.
- The majority of Queenslanders (71%) expect alcohol related problems in Australia to remain the same or get worse over the next five to ten years.
- The majority of Queenslanders do not believe that governments (59%), alcohol companies (69%) and pubs and clubs (70%) are doing enough to address alcohol misuse. The proportions of Queenslanders who hold these beliefs have increased since 2015.
- Other policies that received majority support include introducing a closing time for pubs, clubs and bars of no later than 3am (84%) and not selling alcohol in supermarkets (69%).
- Two thirds (65%) of Queenslanders consider the city or centre of town to be unsafe on a Saturday night, an increase from 52% in 2015.