FARE holds functions and events in various locations around Australia to highlight our research findings, present our policy proposals, engage with communities and like-minded stakeholders, and to facilitate discussions and debate about alcohol. We often post real-time updates on Twitter, and publish multimedia and written outputs to our website post-event.

Browse through this section of our site to keep up to date with FARE’s latest events coverage.


Invitation

The WA Alcohol and Youth Action Coalition and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education invite you to join us in Perth for the launch of Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere? Addressing physical availability of alcohol in Australia and the UK.

Tuesday 30 May  |   10:30am to 11:30am  (doors open at 10:00am)
The Boulevard Centre,  99 The Boulevard, Floreat,  (lower level of  Cambridge Library), Perth
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Produced by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in collaboration with the Institute of Alcohol Studies in the United Kingdom (IAS), the report compares and contrasts policies currently used to regulate the physical availability of alcohol in both countries. Alcohol contributes to a range of harm in Western Australian (WA) communities. Each year, 592 people die as a result of alcohol and more than 17,000 people are hospitalised.

The harm caused by alcohol extends beyond those to the drinker, and include street and family violence, road traffic accidents, and child maltreatment.

The report, which contains a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and limitations of a variety of approaches, will be instructive in guiding effective policy to reduce the devastating harm currently caused by alcohol in WA.


Prevention better than cure: Spending to save Australian lives

Join us at the Prevention 1st Forum to find out how little Australia spends on preventive health and what we need to do to address the looming health crisis of chronic disease.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 | 9:30am – 11:30am

Parliament House, Canberra

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One in two Australians are living with a chronic disease. Dealing with these diseases comes at an estimated $27 billion cost to the Australian community and accounts for more than a third (36 per cent) of our national health budget.

The forum will include a launch of the La Trobe University report, Preventive health: How much does Australia spend and is it enough? by health economist Professor Alan Shiell.

Hear leading public health experts make their pitch; how would they invest in preventive health if they had $100 million to spend annually for the next four years?

Representatives from the Coalition, Labor Party, The Greens and Nick Xenophon Team have been invited to outline their preventive health plans for the next four years.

Prevention 1st is a campaign backed by like-minded public health organisations, not-for-profits, and research and advocacy bodies, calling on all Australian governments and political parties to commit to a strong preventive health agenda to tackle Australia’s greatest health challenge. Prevention 1st will pursue every opportunity to express the need for action on public policy that the evidence will stop and prevent the rising burden of chronic disease.


Global Alcohol Policy Conference (#GAPC2017)

Mobilising for change: Alcohol policy and the evidence for action
4-6 October | Melbourne

GAPC2017 is hosted by the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA), Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), and the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA), and maintains the tradition of focusing on advocacy, overcoming vested interests in alcohol policy development and the need for international collaboration to stop the harm caused by alcohol.

Funding Opportunity Available

The GAPC2017 Ian Webster Conference Scholarship Program has opened, offering financial assistance to enable individuals working in a rural or remote region of Australia to attend the Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017 in Melbourne. Find out more here.

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