Submissions

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) prepares submissions to public consultation processes on matters relevant to our work in alcohol policy. A list of our most recent submissions is included below.

2014 Submissions

Measures to reduce alcohol and drug-related violence

AUGUST 2014: NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance’s Submission to NSW Legislative Assembly Committee on Law and Safety Inquiry into measures to reduce alcohol and drug-related violence.

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Harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

MAY 2014: This submission was prepared for the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs. The submission provides 32 recommendations for preventing and reducing alcohol harms among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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Action to prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

MAY 2014: FARE welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory Select Committee on action to prevent Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

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2014-15 pre-budget submission

JANUARY 2014: FARE acknowledges that the Australian Government is striving to achieve significant savings in the 2014-15 Budget and therefore this submission outlines areas of budget saving and small budget expenditure items. The items for budget expenditure are far outweighed by the projected savings that can be obtained from reforming Australia’s alcohol taxation system. One could easily pay for the other.

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2013 Submissions View

Tasmanian Liquor Licensing Act 1990 review

DECEMBER 2013: FARE’S submission to the review of the Tasmanian Liquor Licensing Act 1990 (the Act). This review provides the Tasmanian Government with the opportunity to prioritise evidence-based policies to reduce alcohol-related harms.

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Liquor Act 2007 and the Gaming & Liquor Administration Act 2007 review

AUGUST 2013: This review provides the New South Wales (NSW) Government with an opportunity to reform liquor licensing and prioritise evidence-based policies that are proven to reduce alcohol-related harms. FARE supports the submission prepared by the NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) to the Review process.

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SA Sale and consumption of alcohol

MAY 2013: FARE’s submission to the South Australian Parliament Social Development Committee inquiry into the sale and consumption of alcohol.

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Liquor & Gaming and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013

APRIL 2013: FARE’s submission to the Liquor & Gaming (Red Tape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013. This submission will focus on the alcohol-related components of the proposed Bill, which are considered the most problematic.

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WA Liquor Control Act 1988 review

MARCH 2013: This review of the WA Liquor Control  Act 1988 provides the West Australian Government with an opportunity to reform liquor licensing and prioritise evidence-based policies that will reduce alcohol-related harms.

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Alcohol advertising: the effectiveness of current regulatory codes in addressing community concerns

MARCH 2013: FARE’s submission on the Australian Preventive Health Agency’s (ANPHA) Issues Paper, Alcohol Advertising: The effectiveness of current regulatory codes in addressing community concerns.

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Strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people in NSW

MARCH 2013: FARE’s submission to the inquiry into strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people in New South Wales, making 29 recommendations on ways to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms among young people.

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Wine in Supermarkets Discussion Paper and Draft Liquor Licensing Amendment Bill 2013

MARCH 2013: FARE’s submission on the Wine in Supermarkets Discussion Paper and Draft Liquor Licencing (Sale of Wine in Supermarkets) Amendment Bill 2013, building a strong case against the proposed legislation, arguing that the increased availability of alcohol would result in increased consumption and harms.

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2012 Submissions View

Exploring the public interest case for a minimum floor price for alcohol

DECEMBER 2012: FARE’s submission to the Australian National Preventive Health Agency’s draft report Exploring the public interest case for a minimum (floor) price for alcohol.

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2013-14 Pre-budget submission

NOVEMBER 2012: FARE acknowledges that the Commonwealth Government is committed to reaching a surplus in the 2013-14 Budget; therefore, this submission outlines areas of cost savings for Government, as well as areas where modest investment will make a significant difference to communities and individuals.

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World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health report

OCTOBER 2012, FARE’s submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia’s domestic response to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health report: Closing the gap within a generation.

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Provision of alcohol to minors

AUGUST 2012, FARE’s submission to the NSW Legislative Assembly Social Policy Committee: Inquiry into the Provision of Alcohol to Minors.

Download a copy of the submission | Download a copy of Appendix A | Download a copy of Appendix B | Download a copy of the supplementary submission

Exploring the public interest case for minimum (floor) price for alcohol

AUGUST 2012, FARE provided a submission to the Australian National Preventive Health Agency’s consultation into Exploring the public interest case for a minimum (floor) price for alcohol.

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2012-13 Pre-Budget Submission

JANUARY 2012: In late December the Treasurer called for pre-budget submissions from ‘families, individuals, businesses and community groups’ with ‘ideas and priorities for the 2012-13 Budget. FARE prepared a pre-budget submission and called for the Government to take action in five key areas to:

  1. Reform alcohol taxation immediately
  2. Invest in a comprehensive public education campaign based on the NHMRC Guidelines to Reduce the Health Risks from Drinking
  3. Fund the development and implementation of a national plan for FASD
  4. Build Australia’s capacity to produce timely, evidence-based alcohol research and policy
  5. Recapitalise FARE

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2011 Submissions View

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

DECEMBER 2011: FARE and the Public Health Association of Australia’s submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs: Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

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Government Tax Forum

OCTOBER 2011: FARE’s submission to the Australian Government’s Tax Forum.  The submission outlines the case for immediate alcohol taxation reform and suggests that the first step must be changing the wine equalisation tax to a volumetric tax.

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Alcohol product labelling

SEPTEMBER 2011: FARE’s submission to the government consultation process on specific aspects of the Labelling Logic report on food labelling. The submission outlines a labelling regime that includes at least 5 specific warning labels, rotated across all products, with one label focusing on the harms of consuming alcohol while pregnant.

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Minimum alcohol content of wine

JUNE 2011: FARE and the Public Health Association of Australia’s joint submission to Food Standards Australia and New Zealand regarding an application by the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia to lower the regulated minimum alcohol content of wine.

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2010 Submissions View

Community Sponsorship Fund

OCTOBER 2010:  FARE’s submission to the Commonwealth Government consultation process regarding the development of a Community Sponsorship Fund under the National Binge Drinking Strategy.

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