Galaxy Research


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.


Key findings:

  • Almost three quarters (72%) of Queenslanders support the late night trading measures introduced by the Queensland Government in July 2016 to reduce alcohol-related violence.
  • The majority of Queenslanders (64%) believe the Queensland Government should honour its election commitment and introduce 1am lockouts for venues located within approved 3am safe night precincts.
  • 80% of Queenslanders believe that Australia has a problem with excess drinking or alcohol abuse.
  • The majority of Queenslanders (81%) believe that more needs to be done to reduce the harm caused by alcohol-related illness, injury, death and related issues.
  • The majority of Queenslanders do not believe that governments (66%), alcohol companies (71%) and pubs and clubs (67%) are doing enough to address alcohol misuse. The proportion of
  • Queenslanders who hold the belief that governments are not doing enough to address alcohol misuse has increased since 2016.
  • Two in five Queenslanders have been affected by alcohol-related violence (40%), an increase from 29% in 2016.


View the report

View the media release