FARE is the only independent organisation focussed exclusively on alcohol harm in Australia. We follow and contribute to meaningful discussions about alcohol consumption, attitudes, behaviours, treatment, education, alcohol-related harms and policies.
Our goal is to ensure that the Foundation’s policy positions and advocacy efforts are articulated and broadcast widely, that our evidence-based research is understood and accessible, and that the outstanding work of the organisations and individuals we partner with is showcased.
FARE is an informed media source and a well-respected voice on the global science relating to alcohol and its impact on society.
If you are a journalist seeking media spokespeople or information please do not hesitate to contact us. FARE can provide expert comment on a wide range of alcohol-related issues.
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FARE in the news
Introduction by Croakey: In March, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) wrote to the Board of Woolworths asking them to consider their legal responsibilities as directors in relation to the company's push to develop one of the country's biggest Dan Murphy's stores in Darwin.
The alcohol industry has been accused of taking advantage of a global health crisis by bombarding drinkers with online advertising and marketing.
Experts are concerned about a "deluge" of alcohol advertising during lock down encouraging unhealthy drinking. In just one hour on a Friday night, 107 sponsored alcohol advertisements were displayed on a user's Facebook and Instagram accounts, around one every 35 seconds.
Recent media releases
New research out of Canada has found that alcohol warning labels are effective in both raising awareness and changing behaviours.
FARE today welcomed the latest report from the NT Government that shows alcohol-fuelled harms are decreasing in the Territory.
New data released today shows one-in-five Australians have purchased more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the majority are drinking more and have concerns about their alcohol use and the drinking of others in their household.
FARE welcomes today’s announcement by the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk for a $28 million fund to support the state’s community-based health service groups including alcohol and other drug treatment clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic.