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24 October 2013
Community Forum, Breaking down the barriers: Community involvement in liquor licensing decisions in NSW

The NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) would like to invite you to a Community Forum, Breaking down the barriers: Community involvement in liquor licensing decisions in NSW.

The Forum will provide an opportunity for community members, and state and local government representatives to engage in a discussion about barriers for communities in influencing the liquor licensing and planning systems and ways to better facilitate this engagement. The Forum follows the NAAPA Alcohol Summit held in March this year where attendees called for greater opportunities for all people to engage with consultation processes for new liquor licenses or variations of licenses.

Breaking down the barriers: Community involvement in liquor licensing decisions in NSW, a paper prepared by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), will be launched at the Forum.

NAAPA is an alliance of 41 health, community, law enforcement, emergency services and research organisations working to promote evidence-based actions to prevent alcohol-related harms in NSW and the ACT.

Event details:
Date: Thursday 24 October 2013
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Location:Theatrette, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
RSVP: or call
(02) 6122 8600 by 22 October 2013

19-20 November 2013
Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the FARE invite you to the Australasian Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Conference in Brisbane on 19-20 November 2013. The conference aims to share knowledge about FASD and bring people together to exchange ideas, practice, research and policy discourse.

Event details:
Date: 19-20 November 2013
Email: or call 02 6285 2373 for more information
Regular updates will be available at

18 April 2013
FARE’s launch of the 2013 Annual Alcohol Poll

The 2013 Annual Alcohol Poll was launched at the Cancer Council of Victoria’s head office in Melbourne on Thursday 18 April.

The poll takes an in-depth look at Australians’ attitudes towards alcohol, their drinking behaviours, and their perspectives on key alcohol policies according to voting intentions.

The launch event highlighted trends in community perspectives on alcohol over the past three years, and featured presentations from Caterina Giorgi, Manager Policy and Research, FARE on the report’s key findings, and Mr Todd Harper, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Council Victoria on Australians’ attitudes towards alcohol and chronic disease.

The event concluded with a panel discussion on the results of this year’s poll with:

  • Ms Jill Stark, author of High Sobriety and Senior Writer, Sunday Age
  • Professor Robin Room, Director, Centre for Alcohol Policy Research
  • Senator Richard Di Natale, Greens Spokesperson for Health
  • Mr James Beckford Saunders, Director Education and Advocacy, UnitingCare ReGen

Event details:

Date: Thursday 18 April 2013
Time: 10-11:30am
Cancer Council of Victoria, 100 Drummond St, Carlton, Victoria 3053

Download the program

14 March 2013
NSW Alcohol Summit

The 2013 NSW Alcohol Summit will focus on solutions to prevent alcohol-related harms in NSW. It will also include a discussion of the progress made to reduce alcohol-related harms tem years on from the 2003 Alcohol Summit.

Event details:

Date: Thursday 14 March 2013
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Theatrette, NSW Parliament House Sydney
To register email or call 02 6122 8600 by COB 12 March 2013

Download the event program & Twitter guide for delegates

26 February 2013
How to have less crime and less punishment: a lunchtime forum with Professor Mark Kleiman

Mark Kleiman is Professor of Public Policy in the UCLA School of Public Affairs. He teaches courses on methods of policy analysis, on imperfectly rational decision-making at the individual and social level, and on drug abuse and crime control policy. His current focus is on reducing crime and incarceration by substituting swiftness and predictability for severity in the criminal justice system generally and in community-corrections institutions specifically.

Professor Kleiman is the author of When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment, listed by The Economist as one of the “Books of the Year” for 2009. In addition to his academic work, Professor Kleiman provides advice to local, state, and national governments on crime control and drug policy. Before moving to UCLA in 1995, he taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and at the University of Rochester.

Event details:

Date: Tuesday 26 February, 2013
Time: 12:30-2:00pm for guests without a Parliamentary Pass, please arrive at the Marble Foyer at 12:20pm for sign-in, you will then be escorted to the event.
Location: Room 1R1, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600
RSVP: email or call (02) 6122 8600 by Thursday 21 February 2013.
A light lunch will be provided. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements with your RSVP.
Note: For guests who are driving to the event, please allow additional time to find a parking space due to the fact that Parliament will be sitting.


13 December 2012
NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance launch

The NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance was launched at NSW Parliament House in Sydney. NAAPA unveiled an online campaign at the event, aimed at further highlighting the summer alcohol harms.

22 November 2012
Alcohol Action in Rural Communities Project launch

A multi-million dollar research project involving 20 towns throughout NSW has shown that coordinated community action does reduce excessive alcohol consumption and harms. Launched at NSW Parliament House, the ambitious project is the largest and most rigorous evaluation of a community action approach to reduce risky alcohol consumption and related harms, ever undertaken anywhere in the world.

30 October 2012
of the commissioned research conducted by Marsden Jacob Associates (MJA): Bingeing, collateral damage and the benefits and costs of taxing alcohol rationally.

12 September 2012
FASD Day of Action

The country’s leading Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) experts endorsed a proposed national plan to reduce the incidence of the most common preventable cause of developmental disability in Australia. The plan was unveiled ahead of a day of expert briefings.

6 September 2012
Official Launch of the Centre for Alcohol Policy and Research (CAPR) at the Arts Centre, Melbourne

FARE launches the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research and showcases their new Study: “What do Australian’s Drink?”

18 June 2012
HSM on the Hill launch

Release of One Sunday at a time: Evaluating the Hello Sunday Morning experience.

17 April 2012
FARE’s launch of the 2012 Annual Alcohol Poll

The 2012 Annual Alcohol Poll was launched at the Australian Medical Association Conference Centre and found that Australians are extremely critical of the alcohol industry and unimpressed by the industry’s efforts to reduce alcohol-related harms.

6 March 2012
NHMRC Forum: Out of Sight out of Mind: Australia‘s Alcohol Guidelines

A Forum was held at the Alan Gilbert Executive Lounge, university of Melbourne which explored the role of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol.