FARE is the only independent organisation focussed exclusively on alcohol harm in Australia. We follow and contribute to meaningful discussions about alcohol consumption, attitudes, behaviours, treatment, education, alcohol-related harms and policies.
Our goal is to ensure that the Foundation’s policy positions and advocacy efforts are articulated and broadcast widely, that our evidence-based research is understood and accessible, and that the outstanding work of the organisations and individuals we partner with is showcased.
There is growing concern about the impact of increases in retail alcohol sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the influence of largely unregulated alcohol advertising.
FARE is an informed media source and a well-respected voice on the global science relating to alcohol and its impact on society.
If you are a journalist seeking media spokespeople or information please do not hesitate to contact us. FARE can provide expert comment on a wide range of alcohol-related issues.
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Supermarket giant Woolworths is facing increasing pressure from Darwin-based health and Indigenous community groups to reconsider a controversial plan to open one of its biggest Dan Murphy's liquor outlets in the city.
Health minister Greg Hunt has announced the government will provide $24 million in funding for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic and support services. Mr Hunt announced the funding on International FASD Awareness Day. FASD is a brain injury resulting from prenatal exposure to alcohol.
'The more you sell, the more harm it causes': Open letter asks Woolworths to drop Darwin Dan Murphy's bid
Opponents of the large-scale Dan Murphy's outlet planned for Darwin are targeting shareholders and board members of supermarket giant Woolworths, urging the parent company to abandon the continued push against the rejection of the required liquor licence.
Recent media releases
As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, the health and wellbeing of our families and communities is the most important thing to Australians. This time has shown us that as a community, we care about each other and we look out for each other. This is who we are.
We know it takes a village to raise a child, which is why a new Pregnant Pause campaign has been launched in the ACT reaching out to businesses and organisations to become Community Heroes and help build a supportive environment for women to achieve their goal of going alcohol-free during pregnancy. The key message of Pregnant Pause is that there is no safe amount or type of alcohol and no safe time to drink during pregnancy, and we want the community embracing this positive health message.
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.
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.