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FARE drives the development of evidence-informed policies designed to contribute to an Australia free from alcohol harm. We want decision-makers to implement programs and measures that prioritise the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

We work collaboratively with organisations, government agencies, and community advocates on the following policy areas:

Latest submissions

Exploring liquor licensing reform options in NSW

The NSW Government has been considering significant changes to its liquor licensing laws, which were proposed in a detailed Liquor Licensing Reform Options Discussion Paper for consultation. The Discussion Paper proposed some positive changes that could improve community engagement and access to licensing consultation.

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Sale of no- and low-alcohol products in 7-Eleven stores 

Many no and low alcohol products (sometimes referred to as zero alcohol products) are an extension of existing alcohol brand ranges. These products are becoming increasingly available in retail settings where alcohol is not allowed to be marketed or sold, such as convenience stores and supermarkets.

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FSANZ Colour of Pregnancy Warning Labels for Corrugated Cardboard Packaging

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) called for submissions on an application to permit pregnancy warning labels on corrugated cardboard cartons (CCCs) to be in a single colour on a contrasting background. The requirements of ‘Pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages’ as incorporated into the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the code), cover the scope, application, size and colour requirements of the warning labels.

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Latest submission

Exploring liquor licensing reform options in NSW

The NSW Government has been considering significant changes to its liquor licensing laws, which were proposed in a detailed Liquor Licensing Reform Options Discussion Paper for consultation. The Discussion Paper proposed some positive changes that could improve community engagement and access to licensing consultation.

Read More »

Latest research papers

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Alcohol-induced deaths in Australia

in 2021, 1,559 people in Australia died of an alcohol-induced death, such as chronic conditions like liver cirrhosis or acute conditions such as alcohol poisoning. Alcohol-induced deaths were recorded at a rate of 5.4 deaths for every 100,000 people living in Australia – the highest rate reported in 10 years.

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Latest research paper

Beer bottles being transported

Alcohol-induced deaths in Australia

in 2021, 1,559 people in Australia died of an alcohol-induced death, such as chronic conditions like liver cirrhosis or acute conditions such as alcohol poisoning. Alcohol-induced deaths were recorded at a rate of 5.4 deaths for every 100,000 people living in Australia – the highest rate reported in 10 years.

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