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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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FARE Pre-Budget submission 2017-18

FARE’s Pre-Budget submission 2017-18 to Treasury outlines broad support for alcohol tax reform, and proposes meaningful policy reforms, including better resourcing of interventions to reduce rates of FASD, eliminating harmful alcohol messaging in sport, and providing additional resources for better coordination between alcohol and other drug and family violence services.

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Pre-budget submission 2016-17

FARE’s pre-budget submission for the 2016-17 Australian Government Budget outlines areas where immediate action can be taken to achieve budget savings and increase revenue, as well as areas where modest investment can result in significant benefits to the community.

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Submission in response to the Liquor licensing discussion paper (South Australia)

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) provided a submission to the South Australian Government’s review of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, which is an opportunity to introduce policies which improve the health, safety and wellbeing of all South Australians. FARE makes a total of 30 recommendations for the South Australian Government, outlining reforms that are proven solutions to reduce alcohol-related harms.

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