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Alcohol summit highlights industry failure

A national alcohol summit has shown how young people are regularly exposed to alcohol marketing and highlighted industry’s inability to self-regulate. The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has today endorsed a call by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) for the establishment of a major […]

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Nation’s Experts Endorse FASD Action Plan

The country’s leading Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) experts have endorsed a proposed national plan to reduce the incidence of the most common preventable cause of developmental disability in Australia. A fully costed $37 million solution to address the gaps in the prevention and management of FASD, the Australian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Action Plan […]

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New study : What do Aussies drink?

A new study sheds light on what Australians drink, how much we consume and how often. While beer remains the drink of choice for men and bottled wine for women and older drinkers, home brew and cask wine drinkers are drinking more than most. The study by the Melbourne based Centre for Alcohol Policy Research […]

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NSW has thirst for alcohol reforms

Polling released today has shown that the New South Wales (NSW) community is united in its desire for action to tackle alcohol-related problems. Released ahead of a community forum to discuss alcohol-fuelled violence in Kings Cross, the polling shows that 77 per cent of adults in NSW believe more needs to be done to reduce […]

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Cheap booze – most affordable in 30 years

A study of the Australian alcohol industry has shown that alcohol is more affordable today than it was in 1980, prompting calls for swift government action to address the availability of dirt cheap alcohol. Wine is leading alcohol’s price-busting race to the bottom with the study by the Australia Institute finding a standard drink of […]

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Alcohol plan pitched to NSW Premier

Australia’s leading alcohol research and education body has presented NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell with a comprehensive plan to reduce alcohol-related harms in NSW. In the wake of last week’s announcement that the NSW Government would introduce new restrictions to tackle alcohol-related violence in Kings Cross, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has urged […]

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No message on the bottle – industry fails to adopt own labels

An independent audit of the alcohol industry’s DrinkWise warning labels has found that a full year after the voluntary initiative was launched, fewer than one in six (16%) alcohol products carry the consumer information messages. The evaluation conducted by IPSOS Social Research Institute also found most DrinkWise messages are largely hidden, with 98 per cent […]

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Campaign to demand real warnings on alcohol products

Australia’s leading alcohol research and education body has launched a campaign calling on the community to demand real warnings on alcohol products, following the publication of an independent audit which has shown the alcohol industry isn’t serious about labelling. Conducted by IPSOS Social Research Institute, the audit of the alcohol industry’s DrinkWise warning labels found […]