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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.

Latest research papers

Alcohol-induced deaths in Australia

In 2022, 1,742 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 6 deaths for every 100,000 people living in Australia – the highest rate reported in 10 years.

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Understanding alcohol sales data in Australia

Centre for Alcohol Policy Research – This research report highlights the importance of collecting alcohol sales data and discusses the ideal approach to measuring alcohol consumption at the state and territory level in Australia.

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Feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) for Sydney’s homeless

Alcohol dependence affects almost half of Sydney’s homeless adult population. This study looks at the feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) in an Australian context, through a review of the literature, survey of potential MAP users, and estimates of the costs and savings involved in delivering a pilot MAP in Sydney.

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Why don’t friends and relatives of underage drinkers comply with secondary supply laws in NSW?

Australian Catholic University – The study sought to explore why Australian adults continue to provide alcohol to adolescents despite being aware that this behaviour is illegal. Given the substantial body of literature exploring reasons for compliance with traffic laws, we also sought to explore similarities and differences in perceptions of secondary supply, speeding, and drink driving offences.

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Optimal rates of alcohol taxation

This report investigates the percentage change in excise rates that would maximise net benefits to society. The benefit-cost analysis by MJA economists finds that Australians would be better off if the government taxed alcohol rationally at substantially higher excise rates.

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Alcohol tax reform: Economic modelling

Alcohol products sold in Australia are currently taxed at different rates through a number of different regimes. This brief models three alcohol taxation reform scenarios and their impact on: tax revenues collected, alcohol consumption, alcohol prices, value of alcohol production, employment.

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