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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 SA Inquiry into the sale and consumption of alcohol

FARE’s submission to the South Australian Parliament Social Development Committee Inquiry into the sale and consumption of alcohol canvases the impact of alcohol use in South Australia (SA) and finds that there are significant harms to drinkers and to those who have been harmed by the drinking of others. FARE makes 12 recommendations to decrease alcohol-related harms.

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Submission to the WA Liquor Control Act 1988 review

The review of the West Australia (WA) Liquor Control Act 1988 provides the West Australian Government with an opportunity to reform liquor licensing and prioritise evidence-based policies that will reduce alcohol-related harms. This submission addresses the terms of reference of the review, making 26 recommendations regarding the price, promotion and availability of alcohol and the importance of harm minimisation.

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Submission on ANHPA Issues Paper on alcohol advertising

FARE’s submission on the Australian Preventive Health Agency’s (ANPHA) Issues Paper, Alcohol Advertising: The effectiveness of current regulatory codes in addressing community concerns makes the case for alcohol marketing reform, and sets out principles for an effective alcohol advertising regulatory regime using a multifaceted approach.

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Submission to ANPHA on the Draft Report: Exploring the case for a minimum floor price for alcohol

FARE’s submission to the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA)’s draft report Exploring the public interest case for a minimum (floor) price for alcohol recommends that ANPHA put forward a comprehensive alcohol pricing reform agenda for the Australian Government, which includes immediately removing the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) and further consideration of a minimum floor price for alcohol.

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2013-14 Pre-budget submission

FARE acknowledges that the Commonwealth Government is committed to reaching a surplus in the 2013-14 Budget, so this submission therefore outlines areas of cost savings for Government, as well as areas where modest investment will make a significant difference to communities and individuals. The case for introducing evidence-based alcohol prevention policies has never been more compelling.

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Submission to the NSW Inquiry into the provision of alcohol to minors

FARE’s submission to the New South Wales (NSW) Legislative Assembly Social Policy Committee Inquiry into the provision of alcohol to minors proposes a comprehensive approach to preventing harmful alcohol consumption in NSW. This approach examines four key areas of state-based alcohol policy: supply of alcohol to minors, trading hours, outlet density, and evaluation and data collection and makes 12 recommendations for the NSW Government.

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