Categories
Research papers

Feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) for Sydney’s homeless

Alcohol dependence affects almost half of Sydney’s homeless adult population. This study looks at the feasibility of a Managed Alcohol Program (MAP) in an Australian context, through a review of the literature, survey of potential MAP users, and estimates of the costs and savings involved in delivering a pilot MAP in Sydney.

Categories
Research papers

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.

Categories
Research papers

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.

Categories
Research papers

Historical and cross-cultural changes in taxation of different alcoholic beverages

In order to facilitate a more informed debate about future excise taxation on different alcoholic beverages, this report provides a long-term historical analysis of alcohol excise taxes in Australia, and the role that the historical and cultural context in diverse developed economies plays in the current excise taxation of different alcoholic beverages.

Categories
Research papers

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.

Categories
Research papers

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.

Categories
Research papers

Conversations about alcohol and pregnancy

This study examines how the Australian media portray alcohol and pregnancy and how women respond to mediated information and advice about drinking during pregnancy.

Categories
Research papers

Opening the flood gates: An analysis of Queensland liquor licensing applications after the lifting of the late night trading moratorium

Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education – This analysis examines the impact of the moratorium being lifted on liquor licensing applications for late trading in Queensland in the six month period between 1 September 2014 and 28 February 2015.

Categories
Research papers

Understanding recent trends in Australian alcohol consumption

Centre for Alcohol Policy Research – This report examines recent trends in alcohol consumption in Australia across three measures: rates of abstention, rates of episodic heavy drinking and the distribution of drinking across the population.

Categories
Research papers

The goon show: How the tax system works to subsidise cheap wine and alcohol consumption

The Australia Institute – This paper presents an overview of the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) in Australia, with modelling which shows shows that if wine were taxed in the same way as other alcoholic drinks instead of wholesale value, an extra $1.4 billion in tax revenue would be raised.