The Foundation collaborates with a range of universities and institutes to conduct leading alcohol research. FARE has invested more than $20 million to furthering alcohol and inhalant misuse research in Australia. We continue to support investigator led research and commissioned research in areas that assist with furthering our policy priorities.
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This Report provides a snapshot of the recent available data on alcohol use and harm during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, focusing on the period between March – May 2020.
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The National Alcohol Strategy (NAS) provides Australia with a national framework to stop alcohol-related-harm, but analysis of the draft documents found four specific ways in which the strategy had been modified.
The last decade has seen a decline in overall alcohol consumption in Australia, primarily due to a decrease in consumption in young people. In contrast, an increase in risky drinking of baby boomers in national survey data, has been found.
This study was undertaken by FARE’s research partner the Centre for Alcohol Policy and Research (CAPR) at La Trobe University and examines the distribution of alcohol consumption in Australia, identifying the top 10% of Australia’s heaviest drinkers and examining their sociodemographic characteristics, alcohol consumption and purchasing practices.
The Alcohol Management Plan at Pormpuraaw, Queensland, Australia: An Ethnographic Community-Based Study
This report outlines the findings of an ethnographic research project which gathered and analysed the Alcohol Management Plan (AMP) in the remote Indigenous community of Pormpuraaw on the western coast of Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland.
This is the first Australian study to examine the relative influence of multiple alcohol policies, television alcohol advertising, retail alcohol outlet density and the proportion of alcohol-related articles in daily newspapers, on the drinking behaviours of adolescents.
Public health arguments in planning and licensing appeal processes: A case study of the City of Casey’s attempt to regulate a new chain packaged liquor outlet
The 2009 National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol recommends for women who are pregnant, for those who are planning a pregnancy and for those who are breastfeeding, not drinking alcohol is the safest option.