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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 Food Labelling Review Response discussion paper

FARE’s submission to the Australian Government’s consultation process on specific aspects of the Labelling Logic report on food labelling. The submission outlines a labelling regime that includes at least five specific warning labels, rotated across all products, with one label focusing on the harms of consuming alcohol while pregnant.

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Submission in response to WFA application A1026: Minimum alcohol content for wine

FARE and the Public Health Association of Australia’s joint submission to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) regarding an application by the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia to lower the regulated minimum alcohol content of wine, raises concerns about these products claiming to be lower in alcohol (despite having the same or higher alcohol content as full strength beer) and making any positive health claims (such as being low or lower in calories).

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