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Role of alcohol in family violence revealed by specialists in COVID-19 assessment

The seriousness of alcohol’s role in family and intimate partner violence is evident in an Australian-first survey of specialists working in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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New research demonstrates effectiveness of alcohol warning labels

New research out of Canada has found that alcohol warning labels are effective in both raising awareness and changing behaviours.

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Many Australians using more alcohol and worried about household drinking

New data released today shows one-in-five Australians have purchased more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the majority are drinking more and have concerns about their alcohol use and the drinking of others in their household.

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QLD Premier shows leadership: Support for AOD services during COVID-19

FARE welcomes today’s announcement by the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk for a $28 million fund to support the state’s community-based health service groups including alcohol and other drug treatment clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Further delays to pregnancy health warnings on alcohol

Today’s decision to further delay the introduction of pregnancy health warning labels is the result of the alcohol industry’s relentless pressure to keep the community in the dark about the health harms from alcohol use during pregnancy.

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New polling: Australians support a strong pregnancy health warning for alcohol products

The majority of Australians support a visible, red health warning on alcohol products which clearly alerts the community to the harm from using alcohol when pregnant and the risks to unborn babies, new national survey data has revealed.

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Expert pregnancy health warnings finally break through alcohol industry’s blockade

After eight years of obstruction by the alcohol industry, mandatory pregnancy health warnings on all alcoholic products have been submitted for final approval.