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Alcohol use disorder and cognitive impairment among older homeless persons: Implications for service delivery

This report presents the findings of a pilot study examining the needs of older homeless clients with a history of problematic alcohol use and early cognitive decline.

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Young women’s drinking experiences in public drinking venues

Research on women’s drinking behaviour is limited. Evidence shows women are at higher risk than men for detrimental physical, medical, social and psychological effects of at-risk alcohol consumption.

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Alcohol health labelling: Community perceptions of the FARE and DrinkWise model alcohol labels

The report sought to determine people’s perspectives of the effectiveness of two alcohol labelling regimes, the FARE alcohol health warning labels and DrinkWise’s consumer information labels. The report found that the FARE labels were superior on all measures.

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Alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks: A preliminary study exploring patterns of consumption and associated harms

There is increasing evidence that a growing proportion of young people are using alcohol in combination with energy drinks. There is currently no prevalence data available in Australia on alcohol energy drink (AED) use.

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The schoolies experience: The role of expectancies, gender roles, and social norms of recent school leavers

The aim of this project is to gain an insight into the alcohol expectancies, perceived social norms and changing gender roles of school leavers and to use this data to develop evidence-based interventions to reduce alcohol-related harms among this group.

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Alcohol health warning labels: Attitudes and perceptions

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) commissioned Galaxy Research to conduct market testing of five sample health warning labels containing consumer information for alcohol products, in order to determine Australian’s support of the health warning labels and the perception of their effectiveness in raising awareness and changing behaviours.

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Frontal lobe functioning in relation to risky or harmful alcohol use by young adults

University students have a higher prevalence of alcohol use as well as high risk drinking than do non-students of the same age, yet not all students drink at high or risky levels, suggesting that excessive alcohol use by young adults may be influenced to some extent by underlying trait factors in addition to social environmental factors. To this end, this project tested the hypothesis that inherent deficiencies of frontal lobe functioning promote alcohol-related risk in young adults.

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The Australian wine tax regime: Assessing industry claims

This report explores the veracity of claims made by segments of the wine industry on the potential impacts of possible alcohol taxation reform scenarios. The proposal by the Henry Tax Review to move from the current ad valorem tax on wine, referred to as the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET), to a volumetric tax, has been fiercely challenged by some in the wine industry. To back up its opposition to the change, the Wine Federation of Australia (WFA) produced estimates of the job losses and declines in sales.

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Alcohol product labelling: Health warning labels and consumer information

This policy position paper provides a detailed proposal for the implementation of health warning labels and consumer information for all alcohol products sold in Australia.

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Alcohol taxation reform: starting with the Wine Equalisation Tax

This analysis by Allen Consulting Group outlined the case for reforming the WET and WET rebate, as the first step to reforming Australia’s alcohol taxation system. The analysis also modelled the impact of changes in the WET to alcohol consumption, taxation revenue and retail price.