Research library

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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Alcohol use and harm during COVID-19

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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Why don’t friends and relatives of underage drinkers comply with secondary supply laws in NSW?

Australian Catholic University – The study sought to explore why Australian adults continue to provide alcohol to adolescents despite being aware that this behaviour is illegal. Given the substantial body of literature exploring reasons for compliance with traffic laws, we also sought to explore similarities and differences in perceptions of secondary supply, speeding, and drink driving offences.

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Optimal rates of alcohol taxation

This report investigates the percentage change in excise rates that would maximise net benefits to society. The benefit-cost analysis by MJA economists finds that Australians would be better off if the government taxed alcohol rationally at substantially higher excise rates.

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Alcohol tax reform: Economic modelling

Alcohol products sold in Australia are currently taxed at different rates through a number of different regimes. This brief models three alcohol taxation reform scenarios and their impact on: tax revenues collected, alcohol consumption, alcohol prices, value of alcohol production, employment.

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How is alcohol expenditure distributed in Australia

This is the first study in Australia to examine household expenditure on alcohol in relation to financial and demographic factors, residential situation, and financial situation. It uses secondary data from the 2009-10 Australian Household Expenditure Surveys (HES) to investigate the distribution of spending, and the links between alcohol expenditure and financial difficulties experienced by households.

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