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Australia, an intoxicated society: 40 Years on from the Baume Report

Forty years ago, a progressive and prescient Senate Committee report identified alcohol and its harms as a problem of epidemic proportions. In 1977 the Senate Standing Committee on Social Welfare released its report, Drug Problems in Australia – an intoxicated society?

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Exemptions to the freeze on new late night liquor licences in inner city Melbourne: early impact and experience in the four affected municipalities

This study investigated the impact of the exemptions to the liquor licence applications ‘freeze’ – introduced in 2015 by the Victorian Government – to a policy (implemented in 2008) that had banned the approval of new liquor licence applications for licensees seeking to trade past 1am in four inner city municipalities.

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Alcohol consumption and liver, pancreatic, head and neck cancers in Australia: Time- series analyses

This report examines the magnitude and distributions of the preventive effects from the reduction of population drinking on three types of cancer mortality across different gender and age groups in Australia between 1968 and 2011, controlling for the effects of smoking and health expenditure. The report extends our understanding of the role that alcohol plays with respect to liver, pancreatic, head and neck cancers in Australia at an aggregate level.

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The Price is Right: Setting a Floor Price on Alcohol in the Northern Territory

Relative to wages, the cost of alcohol has reduced considerably in the Northern Territory (NT) over the past 20 years. Lower prices and the resulting increase in demand has contributed to unacceptable levels of harm in the community.

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Alcohol consumption of Australian parents: continuity and change in the new millennium

This report examines whether trends in alcohol consumption among parents, carers and guardians of dependent children aged 0-14 years have changed since the commencement of the millennium compared to non-parents.

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Preventive health: How much does Australia spend and is it enough?

This report examines the available evidence for national levels of expenditure on preventive health over the past 15 years, and compares spending in Australia with that of selected Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.

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Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere? Addressing physical availability of alcohol in Australia and the UK

This report compares and assesses the policies that regulate the physical availability of alcohol in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Community benefits claimed by licensed clubs operating poker machines in the ACT

This study investigated the tax disclosure strategies of major alcohol and bottling companies operating in Australia, including Australian and foreign owned businesses. Thirteen companies were analysed, through an examination of the effective tax rates and strategies companies used to reduce their tax liability.

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Tax aggressiveness of alcohol and bottling companies in Australia

This study investigated the tax disclosure strategies of major alcohol and bottling companies operating in Australia, including Australian and foreign owned businesses. Thirteen companies were analysed, through an examination of the effective tax rates and strategies companies used to reduce their tax liability.

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Community polling Research papers

Annual alcohol poll 2017: Attitudes and behaviours

The nation’s most comprehensive annual alcohol poll sheds light on what we drink and think.