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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

Commonwealth Government COVID-19 Response Inquiry

In 2023, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced an independent inquiry into Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. FARE made a submission to the inquiry, noting that COVID-19 has had lasting impacts on the ways that alcohol is sold and marketed and the resulting harms. Action is needed to ensure that common sense measures are introduced to help reduce and prevent alcohol harm.

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Carbohydrate and sugar claims on alcoholic beverages  

Alcohol companies are currently drawing people’s attention away from the risk of harm associated with alcohol use by using marketing claims that make their products appear healthy, including ‘low sugar’ and ‘low carb’. There is strong evidence that nutrition content marketing claims like these can create a ‘health halo effect’ on unhealthy products.

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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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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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