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Safer places and small bars

This research examines how the type and size of late night licensed premises in Adelaide’s entertainment precinct can positively or negatively affect perceptions of safety.

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Women Want to Know project evaluation

Hall & Partners Open Mind were engaged by the FARE to conduct an independent evaluation of the Women Want to Know project, which encourages health professionals to routinely discuss alcohol and pregnancy with women.

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“It fits the needs of the community”: Long-term evaluation of the Norseman Voluntary Liquor Agreement

This research report examines the long-term impact of the Voluntary Liquor Accord in the Norseman community in Western Australia’s Goldfields region.

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Feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) for Sydney’s homeless

Alcohol dependence affects almost half of Sydney’s homeless adult population. This study looks at the feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) in an Australian context, through a review of the literature, survey of potential MAP users, and estimates of the costs and savings involved in delivering a pilot MAP in Sydney.

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Optimal rates of alcohol taxation

This report investigates the percentage change in excise rates that would maximise net benefits to society. The benefit-cost analysis by MJA economists finds that Australians would be better off if the government taxed alcohol rationally at substantially higher excise rates.

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Alcohol tax reform: Economic modelling

Alcohol products sold in Australia are currently taxed at different rates through a number of different regimes. This brief models three alcohol taxation reform scenarios and their impact on: tax revenues collected, alcohol consumption, alcohol prices, value of alcohol production, employment.

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Bingeing, collatoral damage and the benefits and costs of taxing alcohol rationally

This benefit cost analysis (BCA) of alcohol taxation reform extends the preliminary analysis presented by the review of Australia’s Future Tax System (the Henry Tax Review) and examines the impacts of relevant reform scenarios on alcohol related harms, consumer satisfaction and welfare, and government tax and revenues.

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Alcohol label audit: August 2012

This research aims to evaluate the extent of implementation of the DrinkWise labelling initiative an audit of alcohol labels was undertaken. Specifically, to: estimate the proportion of alcohol products displaying the DrinkWise messages (and to investigate any other advisory labels present); determine how frequently each of the different DrinkWise messages is displayed and on what products/categories/by which producers; investigate the size and placement of DrinkWise messages and determine how this differs according to product/category.

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Alcohol health warning labels: Attitudes and perceptions

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned Galaxy Research to conduct market testing of five sample health warning labels containing consumer information for alcohol products, in order to determine Australian’s support of the health warning labels and the perception of their effectiveness in raising awareness and changing behaviours.

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Evaluation of interventions promoting pharmacotherapies for alcohol misuse

Pharmacotherapy involves the use of medication in the treatment of problematic drug dependence. This form of drug therapy is very useful in addictions to substances such as heroin, alcohol, and other drugs that affect the body in a predominately biological manner.