Stemming the tide of alcohol: Liquor licensing and the public interest


  1. Dr Elizabeth Manton, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point.
  2. Professor Robin Room, The University of Melbourne/Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point.
  3. Ms Caterina Giorgi, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.
  4. Mr Michael Thorn, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.


This book provides policy makers, liquor regulators, local government, public health advocates, researchers, community groups and members of the general public with comprehensive information about the regulation of Australian alcohol markets, and tools and interventions that have the potential to reduce alcohol harm.


Hard copies and e-Books of Stemming the tide of alcohol are available. Please contact [email protected] or 02 6122 8600.

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.

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