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To help shape and inform the development of effective alcohol policy across the country, FARE makes submissions to a range of Commonwealth, State and Territory government inquiries. 

You can read our latest submissions below, or use the search bar to find submissions about a particular policy area.

Latest submissions

Same day delivery of alcohol in Canberra

The ACT Government has proposed legislative measures to address the delivery of alcohol in a Discussion Paper released for public consultation in August 2023. However, there were also some significant gaps in the proposals that can allow the risk of harms from online sales and delivery of alcohol to continue to increase.

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ACT Preventive Action Plan 2023-25

The ACT Government developed the ACT Preventive Action Plan 2023-25 with the aim of preventing chronic diseases by supporting people to choose lifestyle behaviours that reduce their risk of developing preventable diseases. FARE lodged a submission to the plan to ensure that the prevention of alcohol harms exacerbating in the ACT community would be included in the plan.

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Submission to the Review of Liquor Licensing Act 1990 (Tasmania) Proposals Paper

FARE’s submission to the Review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 – Proposals Paper, supplements the views previously outlined in its December 2013 submission to the Discussion Paper of the same name. FARE has put forth a total of 46 recommendations for the State to strengthen or reconsider some of its proposals, emphasising the need for Tasmania’s liquor licensing decisions to be made in the context of minimising alcohol harms.

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Submission to the Competition Policy Review

The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) submission to the Competition Policy Review, and complimentary letter of support from FARE, note that alcohol is no ordinary commodity and urges the review to ensure that there is no further relaxation of the current controls that limit the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol.

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Submission to the ANPHA draft report on alcohol advertising

This submission was prepared for the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA) in response to the draft report on Alcohol advertising: The effectiveness of current regulatory codes in addressing community concerns. This submission responds to recommendations in the draft report and includes information on policies that were not included in the draft report for consideration by ANPHA.

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2014-15 Pre-budget submission

FARE acknowledges that the Australian Government is striving to achieve significant savings in the 2014-15 Budget and therefore this submission outlines areas of budget saving and small budget expenditure items. The items for budget expenditure are far outweighed by the projected savings that can be obtained from reforming Australiaís alcohol taxation system. One could easily pay for the other.

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Submission to the Tasmanian Liquor Licensing Act 1990 review

The review of the Tasmanian Liquor Licensing Act 1990 (the Act) provides the Tasmanian Government with an opportunity to prioritise evidence-based policies to reduce alcohol-related harms. FARE’s submission proposes 30 recommendations for the future directions of the Act by addressing the issues raised in the Discussion Paper for the Review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990.

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