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It’s not OK to sell alcohol to children online

There are gaping holes in our laws for online alcohol sales, including no requirement for underage ID checks or for preventing delivery to people who are intoxicated.

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FARE response: Draft Liquor Amendment (24-hour economy) Bill 2020

People often underestimate the risk of harm from drinking alcohol during pregnancy, including miscarriage, stillbirth and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FARE’s submission provides a way forward in the prevention of harm caused by FASD.

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Woolworths a law unto its own in fuelling alcohol harm

Woolworths will stop at nothing to build a Dan Murphy’s megastore in the middle of three dry Aboriginal communities, after sustained lobbying by Woolworths saw the Northern Territory (NT) Government rush amendments to the NT Liquor Act through Parliament before shutting down due to COVID-19.

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COVID-19: WA Premier shows leadership on addressing alcohol harm

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has been congratulated for strong leadership, with his announcement to place limits on takeaway alcohol to assist with the state’s COVID-19 response.

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Community groups remain resolute in opposition to Dan Murphy’s

The group of organisations fighting to protect the local community from increased alcohol-fuelled harm, says it will continue to oppose Woolworths’ application for a supersized Dan Murphy’s liquor store.

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Harm on the horizon for NSW

FARE fears the NSW Government will end up regretting the day it rolled back Sydney’s late-night alcohol measures.

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Rapid alcohol delivery services ramp up risk of harm

New research has exposed the risks posed by the sudden growth in online alcohol sales and delivery, finding high levels of risky drinking associated with rapid delivery services.

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FARE response: Liquor & Gaming NSW consultation on same-day alcohol delivery

Market innovation for convenience is not a valid reason to allow alcohol companies to target vulnerable people via online alcohol sales and delivery.

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FARE condemns Committee’s push to dismantle life-saving alcohol-violence measures

The Committee’s recommendations to roll back Sydney’s late-night measures has been condemned as gravely irresponsible and a reckless capitulation to the alcohol industry.

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New polling: NSW residents want government to hold the line on life-saving late-night measures

With hearings underway to review the success of Sydney’s late-night measures, the people of NSW want their government to stand firm, with more than four in five residents supporting a closing time for pubs, clubs and bars of no later than 3am.