Submission on measures introduced to restrict personal choice ‘for the individual’s own good’

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.

Aussies pay price for alcohol spend

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.
How is alcohol expenditure distributed in Australia

How is alcohol expenditure distributed in Australia

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.
ACT launch of Women Want to Know

ACT launch of Women Want to Know

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.
Spending cuts imperil the health of all

Spending cuts imperil the health of all

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.