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Alcohol industry fingerprints: Analysis of modifications to the National Alcohol Strategy

The National Alcohol Strategy (NAS) provides Australia with a national framework to stop alcohol-related-harm, but analysis of the draft documents found four specific ways in which the strategy had been modified.

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Drinking trends by age and over time among baby boomers and older drinkers

The last decade has seen a decline in overall alcohol consumption in Australia, primarily due to a decrease in consumption in young people.  In contrast, an increase in risky drinking of baby boomers in national survey data, has been found. 

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Examining Australia’s heaviest drinkers

This study was undertaken by FARE’s research partner the Centre for Alcohol Policy and Research (CAPR) at La Trobe University and examines the distribution of alcohol consumption in Australia, identifying the top 10% of Australia’s heaviest drinkers and examining their sociodemographic characteristics, alcohol consumption and purchasing practices.

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The Alcohol Management Plan at Pormpuraaw, Queensland, Australia: An Ethnographic Community-Based Study

This report outlines the findings of an ethnographic research project which gathered and analysed the Alcohol Management Plan (AMP) in the remote Indigenous community of Pormpuraaw on the western coast of Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland.

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How do alcohol control policies influence Australian adolescent drinking trends?

This is the first Australian study to examine the relative influence of multiple alcohol policies, television alcohol advertising, retail alcohol outlet density and the proportion of alcohol-related articles in daily newspapers, on the drinking behaviours of adolescents.

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Public health arguments in planning and licensing appeal processes: A case study of the City of Casey’s attempt to regulate a new chain packaged liquor outlet

The 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol recommends for women who are pregnant, for those who are planning a pregnancy and for those who are breastfeeding, not drinking alcohol is the safest option.

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Tax aggressiveness of alcohol and bottling companies in Australia

This study investigated the tax disclosure strategies of major alcohol and bottling companies operating in Australia, including Australian and foreign owned businesses. Thirteen companies were analysed, through an examination of the effective tax rates and strategies companies used to reduce their tax liability.

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Packaged liquor in Victoria 2001-2016

This study investigated the packaged liquor market in Victoria between 2001 and 2016, examining changes in availability, ownership patterns and the socioeconomic distribution of outlets.

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Principals’ reports of adults’ alcohol use in Australian secondary schools

This research report quantifies and compares the extent to which alcohol is used at secondary school events when students are present in New South Wales and Victoria, and examines school principals’ level of agreement with these practices, awareness of and support for state policies on this issue.

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Disaggregating relationships between off-premise alcohol outlets and trauma

Monash University – This study examines the associations between alcohol sold through off-premise outlets, such as liquor stores, in Australia and the incidence of traumatic injury in surrounding areas.