FARE continues to fund and undertake research that contributes to the knowledge-base about alcohol harms and strategies to reduce them.
This research is used to inform our approach to evidence-based alcohol policy development, ensuring that the solutions we are advocating for are informed by research. FARE’s research is also often quoted by governments, other not-for-profit organisations and researchers in public discussions about alcohol, demonstrating that FARE is seen as a leading source of information.
We partner with a range of universities and research institutes to conduct leading alcohol research, and support both investigator-led and commissioned research in areas that assist with furthering our policy priorities.
The National Alcohol Strategy (NAS) provides Australia with a national framework to stop alcohol-related-harm, but analysis of the draft documents found four specific ways in which the strategy had been modified.
The last decade has seen a decline in overall alcohol consumption in Australia, primarily due to a decrease in consumption in young people. In contrast, an increase in risky drinking of baby boomers in national survey data, has been found.
FARE also conducts regular nation-wide polling to determine community attitudes and behaviours relating to alcohol.
We see polling as an important way to track community attitudes on a range of issues. This assists with determining our priorities and informing governments of community opinions on varied policy options.