Media Coverage

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22 April 2013
FARE 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

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Why are young Australians more likely to drink to excess? – ABC News

ABC News – Why are young Australians more likely to drink to excess?
Presenters: Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland
Date: 18 April 2013

Two in five Australians drink to get drunk: poll – Radio National Drive

Radio National Drive – Two in five Australians drink to get drunk: poll
Presenters: Waleed Aly and Julian Morrow

Date: 18 April 2013

13 December 2012
NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance

Alcohol-related harms will again hit New South Wales hard this summer with new statistics pointing to more than 300 alcohol-related deaths, and more than 12,000 hospitalisations attributable to alcohol over the next three months.

A newly formed coalition of health, medical, community, law enforcement, emergency services and research organisations says NSW residents should brace for the approaching summer alcohol storm and has called on the NSW Premier to introduce effective alcohol policy reform to address the heavy toll.

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Sydney Morning Herald – New alcohol alliance predicts 300 drink deaths this summer
Author: Amy Corderoy
Date: 13 December 2012


Channel 10 News – Summer booze warning
Presenter: Sandra Sully
Interviewees: Susan Delgado and Michael Thorn

22 November 2012
Alcohol Action in Rural Communities

A multi-million dollar research project involving 20 towns throughout NSW has shown that coordinated community action does reduce excessive alcohol consumption and harms. Comprising 13 evidence-based, community-led interventions over a period of five years, and $2.4 million in funding from FARE, 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.

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NBN News – Impressive Results for Excessive Alcohol Study in Regional NSW
Presenter: Diana Bushby
Interviewee: Professor Anthony Shakeshaft
Date: 22 November 2012



ABC News – Localised alcohol programs effective
Author: Natalie Whiting

Date: 22 November 2012

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