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Comments on the Draft Guidelines for community impact assessment – NT

In its submission to the NT’s Alcohol Review Implementation Team, FARE stated that the Draft Guidelines for community impact assessment provide a good foundation for the assessment of the impact of liquor licence applications in the Northern Territory.

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Pre-budget submission 2018-19

The submission outlines the health and economic harms associated with the current approach to alcohol taxation, and shows the wide-ranging support for reform and effective measures to instigate cost-saving preventive measures.

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FARE Pre-Budget submission 2017-18

FARE’s Pre-Budget submission 2017-18 to Treasury outlines broad support for alcohol tax reform, and proposes meaningful policy reforms, including better resourcing of interventions to reduce rates of FASD, eliminating harmful alcohol messaging in sport, and providing additional resources for better coordination between alcohol and other drug and family violence services.

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Submission to the Independent Review of the Impact of Liquor Law Reforms (NSW)

FARE’s submission to the Independent Review of the Impact of Liquor Law Reforms examines the harm and costs associated with trends in alcohol consumption in Australian in order to provide evidence-based policy recommendations for the continued reduction in the burden of alcohol in NSW.

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Submission to the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate discussion paper

The Foundation for Alcohol Research for Education (FARE) provided a submission to the Treasury on the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate discussion paper, which examines the problems with the current illogical alcohol taxation system and recommends a way forward.

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Submission on the Re:think tax discussion paper

As an organisation working to stop harm caused by alcohol, FARE’s submission on the Australian Government’s Re:think tax discussion paper focuses on alcohol taxation. FARE makes a total of nine recommendations to the Tax White Paper Task Force for reforming the current illogical and incoherent alcohol taxation system, beginning with the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET).

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Submission to the Inquiry into the Australian grape and wine industry

FARE’s submission to the Inquiry into the Australian Grape and Wine Industry makes five key recommendations for the Committee to address issues regarding the production and sale of cheap and low quality wines in Australia. This includes reviewing and reforming the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) and its accompanying policy the WET rebate.

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2015-16 Pre-budget submission

This pre-budget submission for was prepared for Treasury ahead of the 2015-16 Australian Government budget. It outlines areas where immediate action can be taken to achieve budget savings and increase revenue (by replacing the Wine Equalisation Tax with a volumetric tax, and abolishing the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate), as well as areas where a modest investment (in prevention, intervention, and support services) can result in significant benefits to the community.

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2014-15 Pre-budget submission

FARE acknowledges that the Australian Government is striving to achieve significant savings in the 2014-15 Budget and therefore this submission outlines areas of budget saving and small budget expenditure items. The items for budget expenditure are far outweighed by the projected savings that can be obtained from reforming Australiaís alcohol taxation system. One could easily pay for the other.

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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.