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Removing alcohol from Parliament won’t solve its toxic culture, but it should be part of the approach

Over the weekend, Dr Katie Allen MP and Senator Sarah Henderson raised the possibility of alcohol being restricted or banned at Parliament House.

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FARE appears at Senate inquiry on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 10 March

On Wednesday this week, FARE appeared before a Public Hearing of the Senate Inquiry into ‘Effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and support for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder’ (FASD).

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It’s not OK to sell alcohol to kids online

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.

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COVID-19 shines a light on online alcohol delivery loopholes

The legal loopholes around online alcohol delivery mean that community standards are not being met when it comes to keeping children, families and the community safe

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Beware of big liquor spin, false conspiracies and ‘myths’ about alcohol-related harm

Big alcohol continues using tactics, well learnt from their tobacco industry mentors, that undermine community health and safety

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New Australian estimates of the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing

Understanding the different ways in which price effects drinking for different types of people is key to understanding the likely impacts of MUP

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Despite industry objections, alcohol and pregnancy warnings will be mandatory in Australia and New Zealand

The long battle to introduce mandatory alcohol and pregnancy warning labels in the face of industry resistance

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WA takes positive lead on prohibiting alcohol health claims

For the first time in Australia a jurisdiction has prohibited alcohol companies from using false health claims to sell alcohol.

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Alcohol too easy for minors to buy online

Tougher laws for online alcohol sales are needed to prevent minors and people with an alcohol dependency from buying liquor at the touch of a button, UNSW public health researchers say.

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End of the line for alcohol industry obstruction on pregnancy warning labels

After twenty-four years of advocacy, expert pregnancy health warnings are finally breaking through alcohol industry’s blockade