Tagged: FARE Australia

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Policy Reduces Hospitalizations

Comprehensive alcohol policy solutions have significantly reduced alcohol-related hospitalizations and violence in the Northern Territory of Australia. Australia’s first Minimum Unit Price (MUP) on alcohol has been instituted in NT, along with a comprehensive program of alcohol policy reforms including many of the 200-plus recommendations contained in the Review of alcohol policies and legislation (the Riley Review) headed by former Chief Justice Trevor Riley.
Due to the policy changes the Territory has seen a massive reduction in alcohol harm including reduced hospitalizations, violence and people entering sobering up centres…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Undermines Health Policy-Making

An ABC investigation found pro-alcohol modifications to a ‘consultation draft’ of the National Alcohol Strategy suggest the policy making process has been infiltrated by Big Alcohol. The ABC report also questions Health Minister Greg Hunt’s decision to yield to pressure and involve the alcohol industry in finalising the strategy…

NEWS: Australians Think Their Country Has an Alcohol Problem

The number of people who consume alcohol to get intoxicated has edged close to half the people who use alcohol, around six million Australians, despite little change in overall alcohol consumption.
The 2019 Annual Alcohol Poll: Attitudes and Behaviours shows a steady climb over the past decade of people consuming alcohol wanting to get intoxicated from 35 to 47%. The Poll also found Australians remain confused about what constitutes low-risk to high-risk alcohol consumption…

NEWS: Australia: Pro Sports Expose Kids to Avalanche of Alcohol Ads

A new study sheds light on the extent AFL and NRL popularity is used to market alcohol brands to children. Almost all of men’s AFL and NRL clubs were found to accept money from Big Alcohol for advertising. 17 of 18 men’s AFL clubs and 15 of 16 official men’s NRL clubs were found to accept money from the Alcohol Industry. In AFL clubs, the Geelong Cats are on the top of the ladder with three major and one minor alcohol advertising deals. In NRL clubs the North Queensland Cowboys are on top of the ladder with four major and one minor alcohol advertising deals…

REPORT: Australian-First Study Sheds More Light On Factors Influencing Youth Alcohol Use

The study, How do alcohol control policies influence Australian adolescent drinking trends?, is the first Australian study to examine the relative influence of multiple alcohol policies, television alcohol advertising, retail alcohol outlet density and the proportion of alcohol-related articles in daily newspapers, on the alcohol use behaviour of adolescents…

NEWS: Australia: Worrying Increase In Alcohol Use

Alcohol use has risen at its fastest rate in a decade, and Australians are now consuming more beer, wine and spirits than at any time since 2011. Australian Bureau of Statistics director of health statistics Louise Gates said people aged 15 and older were now consuming 9.7 liters of pure alcohol per year, per capita…

NEWS: Australia: Alcohol Industry Lobbying Tactics Exposed

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s submission to the Northern Territory Alcohol Review has exposed how the alcohol industry undermined and attacked scientific evidence in an attempt to mislead the inquiry. 
Public health experts say alcohol industry submissions to the review “conspire to undermine science by merchandising doubt in a manner straight out the tobacco industry’s playbook”…

BLOG: Alcohol Free To Help Prevent FASD

Exposure of the unborn child to alcohol in pregnancy can cause lifelong disabilities (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, FASD) and is a massive public health concern around the world. As approximately half of all pregnancies are unplanned, the exposure of fetuses to alcohol is causing an epidemic of alcohol harm to others than the alcohol user themselves.
Today is September 9th and International FASD Awareness Day. It’s another opportunity to make the case for urgent action and to help raise awareness of the dangers and risks associated with alcohol use during pregnancy. It’s a day to spend alcohol free – in order to help prevent FASD…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Targets ‘Super Consumers’

The alcohol industry depends for its profits on those consumers that use alcohol in excessive amounts, regularly exceeding the recommended daily intake of alcohol, a new report has found. On this subject, leading scientists in alcohol research Robin Room and Michael Livingston, have published an article in The Conversation, which we share excerpts from…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Relies On Excessive Consumption

The alcohol industry depends on risky for its profits on those consumers that use alcohol in risky amounts regularly exceeding the recommended daily intake of alcohol, a new report has found. More than 3.8 million Australians average more than four standard drinks of alcohol a day, twice the recommended health guidelines, and these alcohol users are targeted by the alcohol industry and branded as “super consumers”, according to the latest report from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education…