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It’s not OK to sell alcohol to children online

There are gaping holes in our laws for online alcohol sales, including no requirement for underage ID checks or for preventing delivery to people who are intoxicated.

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FARE welcomes Federal Government commitment to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) welcomes Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt’s announcement of nearly $24 million for diagnostic and support services for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to coincide with International FASD Awareness Day.

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‘TOM’ supports ACT men who want to cut back drinking

With almost a Third Of Men surveyed in Canberra keen to cut down their alcohol use, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has launched TOM with support from the ACT Government.

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Annual Alcohol Poll 2020: We drink more alcohol and most often at home – even before COVID-19 lockdowns

The home is where the majority of Australians who use alcohol have the largest quantity per occasion and drink most freque­­ntly, rather than at pubs, clubs or restaurants.

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Food ministers prioritise the community’s safety and health agreeing to a visible pregnancy health warning on alcohol products

First-ever consumer testing of the most effective alcohol warning label has found a red, black and white label saying ‘health warning’ was the best in drawing attention to the risks of alcohol use and pregnancy.

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Consumers vote for a red, black and white ‘health warning’ label on alcohol

First-ever consumer testing of the most effective alcohol warning label has found a red, black and white label saying ‘health warning’ was the best in drawing attention to the risks of alcohol use and pregnancy.

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Ministers urged to approve effective pregnancy health warning on alcohol labels

Food safety Ministers are being urged to put the health and wellbeing of families and communities first by approving the most effective pregnancy health warning label on alcohol products when they meet next month.

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Australians voice support for action on our children’s health and wellbeing

A national Open Letter was launched today urging the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation to ensure that new alcohol product labels are effective in warning that alcohol can cause lifelong harm to unborn babies.

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FASD Senate Inquiry FARE opening statement

As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the health and wellbeing of our families and communities is the most important thing to Australians. This time has shown us that as a community, we care about each other and we look out for each other. This is who we are.

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ACT community creating a supportive environment for women’s alcohol-free pregnancies

We know it takes a village to raise a child, which is why a new Pregnant Pause campaign has been launched in the ACT reaching out to businesses and organisations to become Community Heroes and help build a supportive environment for women to achieve their goal of going alcohol-free during pregnancy. The key message of Pregnant Pause is that there is no safe amount or type of alcohol and no safe time to drink during pregnancy, and we want the community embracing this positive health message.