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FARE supports, funds and undertakes research to contribute to the knowledge base on a range of alcohol harms and the best strategies to reduce them. Research informs our approach to ensure the solutions we advocate for are based on the best available evidence.

You can read some of the latest research papers below, or use the search bar to find papers on a particular topic.

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Alcohol health warning labels: Attitudes and perceptions

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned Galaxy Research to conduct market testing of five sample health warning labels containing consumer information for alcohol products, in order to determine Australian’s support of the health warning labels and the perception of their effectiveness in raising awareness and changing behaviours.

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Frontal lobe functioning in relation to risky or harmful alcohol use by young adults

University students have a higher prevalence of alcohol use as well as high risk drinking than do non-students of the same age, yet not all students drink at high or risky levels, suggesting that excessive alcohol use by young adults may be influenced to some extent by underlying trait factors in addition to social environmental factors. To this end, this project tested the hypothesis that inherent deficiencies of frontal lobe functioning promote alcohol-related risk in young adults.

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The Australian wine tax regime: Assessing industry claims

This report explores the veracity of claims made by segments of the wine industry on the potential impacts of possible alcohol taxation reform scenarios. The proposal by the Henry Tax Review to move from the current ad valorem tax on wine, referred to as the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET), to a volumetric tax, has been fiercely challenged by some in the wine industry. To back up its opposition to the change, the Wine Federation of Australia (WFA) produced estimates of the job losses and declines in sales.

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Annual alcohol poll 2011

In January 2011, Galaxy Research was commissioned by FARE to conduct the annual study into attitudes and behaviours. In addition to the key objectives, the 2011 poll also sought to gain an understanding of community awareness of the risks associated with alcohol misuse, and determine how alcohol impacts on local communities.

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