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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

Submission on the Privacy Act Review Discussion Paper

Australians are exposed to advertisements telling them to drink alcohol in a range of settings. Research consistently shows that exposure to advertising for alcoholic products is associated with initiation of alcohol use, and use of higher amounts of alcohol by young people.

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Submission on Privacy Legislation Amendment Bill

Every day, millions of people across Australia, including children who are spending an average of over 14 hours online each week, are exposed to relentless advertising which targets their specific vulnerabilities, emotions and attributes.

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Submission on chronic disease prevention and management

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) provided a submission to the Standing Committee on Health’s Inquiry into best practice in chronic disease prevention and management in primary health care, which reviews the current state of preventive health. FARE and PHAA make 11 recommendations to aid in Australia’s efforts to meet the World Health Organization’s targets to reduce the burden of chronic disease and achieve a 25 per cent reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by the year 2025.

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QCAA submission on the Queensland Red Tape Reduction Amendment Bill 2015

The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) provided a submission to the Queensland Government on the Liquor and Fair Trading Legislation (Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2015. QCAA cautions against proposals to reduce regulation of the liquor industry which are counter to the primary purpose of the Liquor Act which should be to minimise harm from alcohol.

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Submission on the Re:think tax discussion paper

As an organisation working to stop harm caused by alcohol, FARE’s submission on the Australian Government’s Re:think tax discussion paper focuses on alcohol taxation. FARE makes a total of nine recommendations to the Tax White Paper Task Force for reforming the current illogical and incoherent alcohol taxation system, beginning with the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET).

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Submission to the Victorian Royal Commission into family violence

FARE makes 17 recommendations to the Royal Commission on how the Victorian Government should work to reduce the incidence of alcohol-related family violence. Key areas for recommended reform include regulating the availability and promotion of alcohol, developing comprehensive and integrated models of care, implementing programs targeted at perpetrators, educating young Victorians, and improving data collection and program evaluations.

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Prevention 1st comments on the Australian Labor Party’s National Platform Consultation Draft

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) provided a submission with comments on the Australian Labor Party’s National Platform Consultation Draft concerning chronic disease and preventive health. The suggested amendments provide the opportunity to reposition preventive health and reduce the burden of chronic disease in Australia.

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Submission to the Inquiry into the Australian grape and wine industry

FARE’s submission to the Inquiry into the Australian Grape and Wine Industry makes five key recommendations for the Committee to address issues regarding the production and sale of cheap and low quality wines in Australia. This includes reviewing and reforming the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) and its accompanying policy the WET rebate.

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Submission to Treasury on the Competition Policy Review

FARE’s submission to Treasury on the final report of the Competition Policy Review addresses the application of this legislation in regard to alcohol policy in Australia. FARE makes a total of seven recommendations to the Australian Government, with the key recommendation being that harm minimisation should be the primary objective of all legislation, regulations and policies relating to alcohol.

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