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.
COVID-19 is rapidly changing our lives, and it’s understandable to feel anxious. In these times, it’s important to stay as healthy as possible for ourselves and our families.
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The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to stop the harm caused by alcohol. Alcohol harm in Australia is significant. Nearly 6,000 lives are lost every year and more than 144,000 people are hospitalised making alcohol one of our nation’s greatest preventative health challenges.
As a leading advocate of evidence-based research, FARE contributes to policies and programs that support the public good, while holding the alcohol industry to account. FARE works with leading researchers, communities, governments, health professionals and frontline service providers to bring about change and reduce alcohol harm.
FARE develops and advocates for policies and programs that work. We undertake and communicate world-leading research to governments and decision-makers to advance and inform strategies to prevent alcohol harm in Australia. We educate and mobilise Australian communities and organisations to work collectively together. And we defend the public interest, promoting open decision-making and holding the alcohol industry to account.
FARE is the only independent organisation focussed exclusively on alcohol harm in Australia. We follow and contribute to meaningful discussions about alcohol consumption, attitudes, behaviours, treatment, education, alcohol-related harms and policies. Our goal is to ensure that the Foundation’s policy positions and advocacy efforts are articulated and broadcast widely, that our evidence-based research is understood and accessible, and that the outstanding work of the organisations and individuals we partner with is showcased.
Almost one-third of men (31%) in the ACT have reported wanting to cut down their alcohol consumption in the next 12 months, a Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) survey has found. After these findings from the survey of 500 ACT residents conducted in February, FARE and the ACT Government have rolled out a health promotion campaign.
ALMOST a third of Canberra men say they're keen to cut down on alcohol, according to the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE). There are many men across the ACT who want to drink less alcohol, with 31 per cent of those surveyed wanting to reduce their alcohol intake over the next 12 months, according to the survey.
Health minister Greg Hunt has announced the government will provide $24 million in funding for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic and support services. Mr Hunt announced the funding on International FASD Awareness Day. FASD is a brain injury resulting from prenatal exposure to alcohol.
Debate into the NSW Liquor Amendment Bill started in the Upper House last night and is expected to continue in the next sitting period. On DrinkTank this week we look at why it’s not okay for the alcohol industry to sell alcohol to children.