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FARE submission to the review of the Victorian Liquor Control Reform Act 1998

The submission places particular focus on strategies to reduce harm, one of the areas listed for comment within the Review of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 consultation paper.

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Submission to the Victorian Royal Commission into family violence

FARE makes 17 recommendations to the Royal Commission on how the Victorian Government should work to reduce the incidence of alcohol-related family violence. Key areas for recommended reform include regulating the availability and promotion of alcohol, developing comprehensive and integrated models of care, implementing programs targeted at perpetrators, educating young Victorians, and improving data collection and program evaluations.

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Submission to the SA Review of Codes of Practice

This submission was prepared by FARE in response to the South Australia (SA) Review of the the General Code of Practice and Late Night Trading Code of Practice under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997. The document provides 12 recommendations for strengthening the Codes to ensure that they are an effective regulatory tool in reducing the harm caused by alcohol.

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Submission to the Competition Policy Review draft report

This submission was prepared by FARE in response to the Draft Report of the Competition Policy Review, which will potentially result in the further liberalisation of the sale of alcohol in Australia. FARE addresses the application of the Competition Policy and makes five key recommendations to the Review Panel about alcohol policy in Australia.

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Submission to the Review of Liquor Licensing Act 1990 (Tasmania) Proposals Paper

FARE’s submission to the Review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 – Proposals Paper, supplements the views previously outlined in its December 2013 submission to the Discussion Paper of the same name. FARE has put forth a total of 46 recommendations for the State to strengthen or reconsider some of its proposals, emphasising the need for Tasmania’s liquor licensing decisions to be made in the context of minimising alcohol harms.

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Submission to the Competition Policy Review

The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) submission to the Competition Policy Review, and complimentary letter of support from FARE, note that alcohol is no ordinary commodity and urges the review to ensure that there is no further relaxation of the current controls that limit the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol.

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Submission to the Tasmanian Liquor Licensing Act 1990 review

The review of the Tasmanian Liquor Licensing Act 1990 (the Act) provides the Tasmanian Government with an opportunity to prioritise evidence-based policies to reduce alcohol-related harms. FARE’s submission proposes 30 recommendations for the future directions of the Act by addressing the issues raised in the Discussion Paper for the Review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990.

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Submission to the NSW Liquor Act 2007 and the Gaming & Liquor Administration Act 2007 review

This review provides the New South Wales (NSW) Government with an opportunity to reform liquor licensing and prioritise evidence-based policies that are proven to reduce alcohol-related harms. FARE supports the submission prepared by the NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) to the Review process, which makes 20 recommendations.

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Submission to the SA Inquiry into the sale and consumption of alcohol

FARE’s submission to the South Australian Parliament Social Development Committee Inquiry into the sale and consumption of alcohol canvases the impact of alcohol use in South Australia (SA) and finds that there are significant harms to drinkers and to those who have been harmed by the drinking of others. FARE makes 12 recommendations to decrease alcohol-related harms.

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Submission to the WA Liquor Control Act 1988 review

The review of the West Australia (WA) Liquor Control Act 1988 provides the West Australian Government with an opportunity to reform liquor licensing and prioritise evidence-based policies that will reduce alcohol-related harms. This submission addresses the terms of reference of the review, making 26 recommendations regarding the price, promotion and availability of alcohol and the importance of harm minimisation.