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Children put at risk from online sales and home delivery of alcoholic products

FARE and Berry Street are calling on governments to keep families and children safe from the harms from online sales and delivery of alcohol

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An extra $15 million in alcohol sales flowing into Victorian homes each week

A new report by FARE shows that alcohol retail sales in Victoria remain significantly above pre-pandemic levels more than one year after COVID-19 was first recorded in Australia

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Campaign highlighting alcohol and cancer link launched in Canberra

The Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT’s) first-ever campaign about the link between alcohol use and cancer is being launched today.

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Family violence services and advocates disappointed with Victorian Government’s changes to alcohol law

Today, the Victorian Government released details of changes to the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

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Landmark report highlights failures by Woolworths and shows need for reform

The full report by the Woolworths-appointed panel, led by Danny Gilbert AM, into the company’s now abandoned plan to build an alcohol megastore in Darwin, was released today.

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Growing concerns for Victorians seeking help for alcohol use

A new survey by the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) has found that 70% of alcohol and other drug (AOD) services reported more people are seeking help for alcohol use since the pandemic began in Australia

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Joint statement in response to Woolworths decision to abandon development of Darwin Dan Murphy’s megastore

Woolworths’ decision to abandon its plans to build an alcohol megastore near the community of Bagot in Darwin is an acknowledgement of the significant harm the store would cause the community

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FARE launches initiative to support ACT women to cut back on risky drinking

To help address the short- and long-term effects of alcohol use, FARE has launched Ripple, a project that supports women aged 40-65 in the ACT to reduce the amount of alcohol they drink.

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FARE and NOFASD raise concern about reports on exclusion of FASD from NDIS eligibility

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD) have called on the Australian Government to immediately confirm that people with FASD will not have their access to the NDIS restricted further.

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Community organisations welcome the Senate Inquiry report into FASD

The final report from the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into Effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) was handed down on Wednesday afternoon.