The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned Galaxy Research to undertake polling of Queenslanders to gain an understanding of their perspectives on alcohol policies in the lead up to the 2015 State Election.
- 71% of Queenslanders believe that Australia has a problem with excess drinking or alcohol abuse.
- 74% of Queenslanders believe that more needs to be done to reduce the harm caused by alcohol-related illness, injury and related issues.
- 64% of Queenslanders would like the leaders of the major parties, Premier Campbell Newman and Queensland Labor Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk, to outline their plans to address alcohol-related harms prior to the 2015 State Election.
- Queenslanders supported a range of policies to reduce alcohol harms, including having more public transport options (86%) and introducing a closing time for pubs, clubs and bars of no later than 3am (82%).
- The majority of Queenslanders believe that alcohol advertising should be banned on public transport (62%) and at bus and train stops (57%).
- 67% of Queenslanders think political parties should not be able to receive political donations from the alcohol industry.
- 30% of Queenslanders have been affected by alcohol-related violence.
- One in six Queenslanders (16%) have been a victim of alcohol-related violence, and one in five (21%) have had a family member or friend affected by alcohol-related violence.
- 52% of Queenslanders consider the city or centre of town unsafe on a Saturday night, with 92% of these people indicating that it felt unsafe because of people affected by alcohol.