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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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Alcohol ad every 35 seconds during COVID-19

A new report has been released today showing the extent to which the alcohol industry is using the COVID-19 pandemic to market their products.

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Esports the next frontier of targeted alcohol advertising

New research into esports shows that with explosive growth and investment, zero regulation and a young player base, producers of dangerous and unhealthy commodities are now targeting and exploiting a new vulnerable audience.

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BWS ‘sobriety stunt’ an empty manipulative gesture

A partnership between the Woolworths-owned BWS alcohol chain and the Dry July Foundation has been condemned as a shocking and ill-conceived ‘sobriety stunt’.

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AFL and NRL ladder of alcohol advertising addiction

A study launched today highlights the extent that foreign multinationals leverage the popularity of the AFL and NRL to market their alcohol brands to kids. 

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Heineken F1 partnership slammed: alcohol, speed and sport a deadly cocktail

Road trauma and safety experts fear the fatal consequences of Heineken’s high profile Formula 1 sponsorship, ahead of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend, and have accused Heineken of recklessly encouraging drink driving.

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Stronger consumer protections needed in digital reform

All alcohol advertisements should carry a health warning to provide greater protection for consumers – in particular to guard the right of children to safely interact in the digital world.

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Joint submission on the ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry

Vulnerable groups, including children, are the object of direct alcohol marketing in the booming digital ecosystem, and the dire lack of regulation and transparency of digital platforms makes this a lucrative space for alcohol companies to recruit drinkers.

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Victorian regulator shirks warning on dangerous alcohol product

An American company selling copycat icy-poles spiked with alcohol has been censured for irresponsible and dangerous behaviour.

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Driven to drink: Australian-first study sheds more light on factors influencing youth drinking

Stop marketing alcohol to children on television and you would reduce youth drinking.