Media releases 2011
15 December 2011
Australia’s first youth Indigenous drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility leads the way for future treatment services
Today, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) celebrates the opening of Bunjilwarra, the first Australian drug and alcohol rehabilitation service solely dedicated to helping young Aboriginal people.
9 December 2011
Health experts welcome first step towards appropriate alcohol labelling
The Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Council on Food Regulation today acknowledged the need to regulate warning labels on alcohol products.
At the meeting in Melbourne to consider a response to the recommendations of the Blewett Review, a decision was made to introduce “appropriate labelling” about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, which will be regulated in two years’ time.
9 December 2011
Health and community leaders call for action on alcohol and pregnancy health warnings
63 leading health and community professionals, including two former Australians of the year, have urged effective action to warn women about the effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, in an open letter to members of the Australian and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council.
The Council meets today in Melbourne to consider its response to the Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy – the Blewett Review – which recommended that a ‘suitably worded warning message about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy’ be mandated on alcoholic beverages.
2 December 2011
Research shows that young women want a safer night out
As Australian and New Zealand police gear up for Operation Unite, an initiative to raise awareness about alcohol related violence, new research shows that young women drinking in public venues are worried about potential hostility, aggression, physical and sexual violence from intoxicated strangers.
30 November 2011
Research shows industry regulated alcohol labels won’t work
Market research has overwhelmingly rejected the alcohol health warning labels recently launched by the Australian alcohol industry in favour of informative, clear and specific labels produced by FARE.
14 November 2011
New research highlights harms from mixing alcohol and energy drinks
New research on the consumption of alcohol and energy drinks has led to FARE calling for urgent action to prevent further harms from their consumption.
13 November 2011
New research about high risk behavior during Schoolies Week
New research into the intentions of Australia’s youth during Schoolies Week has provided insights into the factors that contribute to young people drinking excessively and engaging in reckless activities and sex.
9 November 2011
National bodies join in call for action on alcohol warning labels
A number of influential national bodies have joined in the call for government action on the labelling of alcohol following the release of research which showed widespread public support for the measure.
9 November 2011
Call for action on alcohol warning labels to prevent alcohol use during pregnancy
Today FARE released Galaxy Research showing majority support for alcohol warning labels, with particularly high support for warnings about alcohol use during pregnancy.
19 October 2011
Foundation announces new initiatives to change the way we drink
Last night at its 10th anniversary reception at Old Parliament House, Canberra, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education launched the Professor Ian Webster Scholarship to recognise his outstanding achievements over many years.
28 September 2011
Fact or fiction – The real impacts of tax reform on the Australian wine industry
An Australia Institute report to be launched today has torn up the myths
and mistruths perpetuated by the Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA) that wine tax
reform would result in a fall in production by 34 per cent and the loss of up to 12,000
6 September 2011
AER Foundation calls for urgent reform to the Wine Equalisation Tax
The Foundation today released a report calling for urgent reform of the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) – a tax that the it says makes ‘no sense’ for the economy, the Australian wine industry or the health of Australians.
29 August 2011
First comprehensive study to explore parents influence on young peoples drinking habits
The impact of parents supplying alcohol to their children is the focus of an
Australian study exploring whether parents, despite their best intentions, play a role in
promoting harmful drinking habits to teenagers.
16 August 2011
Make alcohol health warning labels mandatory, say experts
Leading health experts are urging the Federal Government to make new alcohol health warning labels mandatory to help reduce the harms caused by alcohol. The labels, unveiled today by the Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation (AER Foundation), include messages that drinking any alcohol can harm unborn babies, damage young developing brains and increase the risk of cancer.
12 July 2011
Alcohol labels must contain the facts
The Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation (AER Foundation) today welcomed the alcohol industry’s recognition that consumer information messages should be placed on alcohol labels – but called for a suite of labels with clear facts about specific alcohol-related harms.
6 July 2011
Alliance of leading health groups converge on Parliament House to put alcohol pricing on Tax Forum agenda
A coalition of Australia’s leading health bodies will today converge on Parliament House to call on the Federal Government to put alcohol pricing on the agenda of the upcoming Federal Tax Forum in October.
03-07-11 – Indigenous community take health matters into their own hands with opening of new Fraser Coast health clinic
29-06-11 – Awareness campaign into alcohol-related dementia opens door to early intervention in SA Aboriginal communities
23-06-11 – School children SNAP up board game’s healthy living message
20-06-11 – Health sector to tackle Australia’s hidden disability – fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
31-05-11 – Alcohol use among older Australians under scrutiny as population ages
30-05-11 – Indigenous youth lead the way in healthy living campaign
13-05-11 – Support for police initiative to reduce violence on streets
28-04-11 – New report: Kalgoorlie residents ready to change hard-drinking reputation
14-04-11 – New report: 4 million Australians admit to drinking to get drunk
12-04-11 – Australian-first study to explore harms linked to alcoholic energy drinks
24-03-11 – Australian first website reaches out to siblings of alcohol and other drug users
23-03-11 – AER Foundation calls for action to stop irresponsible discounting of alcohol
22-03-11 – Healthy eating on the menu for people facing alcohol and other drug issues
22-03-11 – Port Augusta to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve city’s image with Alcohol Management Plan
21-03-11 – ‘Smashed’ short-film project looks at binge drinking through the eyes of teens
27-01-11 – The AER Foundation Appoints New CEO