The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) provided a submission to the submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into measures introduced to restrict personal choice ‘for the individual’s own good’, in particular, in response to Reference B which refers to the sale and service of alcohol and its impact. FARE makes a total of eight recommendations for the Committee, outlining the need for the regulation of alcohol by governments and preventive health policies which save lives and protect people from harms that may incur from others.
New research into Australian spending habits shows households that spend more on alcohol were more likely to report experiencing financial hardship, such as being unable to pay bills on time or going without meals.
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 household spending, and the links between alcohol expenditure and financial difficulties experienced by households.
The Senate Committee examining domestic violence in Australia has today acknowledged the role of alcohol in family violence and endorsed the framework developed by FARE to prevent and reduce it.
Deputy Chief Minister, Simon Corbell MLA will launch Women Want to Know in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), together with the release of new research from the University of Canberra which explores women’s views of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
Concerns are being raised over the number of licensed venues in Queensland successfully seeking to extend their late-night trading hours, following the lifting of the moratorium in September 2014.
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.
Public health activists despair of the prospects of an adequate strategy to tackle chronic disease, described as "Australia's greatest health challenge" by the government's Reform of the Federation White Paper. And it is probably our own fault.