The NSW Auditor-General’s report into the true cost of alcohol abuse to the NSW Government has found that it costs state services $1.029 billion per annum.
Alcohol and drug use is costing Australian businesses $5.2 billion a year in hidden lost productivity and absenteeism according to a paper just written for the Australian Drug Foundation.
The costs to society of alcohol harm are double that raised in tax and excise revenue by the Commonwealth Government, according to this research report ‘The societal costs of alcohol misuse in Australia‘ written by researchers at Griffith University.
An analysis of progress made in preventing alcohol-related harms since the 2003 NSW Summit on Alcohol Abuse.
According to all of the independent reviews available nationally and internationally, restricting trading hours
is the most effective and cost-effective measure available to policymakers to reduce alcohol-related harm
associated with licensed venues (Babor et al. 2010).
FARE’s 10 Point Plan to Reduce Alcohol Related Harms in NSW represents a complete solution for the people and communities of NSW; a comprehensive plan based on the current evidence=base and best practice of what works to reduce alcohol-related harms.
A/Prof John Wiggers Director, Population Health, and School of Medicine and Population Health, University of Newcastle, looks at the evidence for reducing alcohol-related harm and the impact of Newcastle s104 licensing conditions between 2008 – 2011.
Research conducted by the NSW Health Hunter New England Local Health District on the effect measures introduced in Newcastle have had on alcohol-related violence.
Research evidence for reducing alcohol-related harm, produced by A/prof John Wiggers Director, Population Health, and School of Medicine and Population Health, University of Newcastle. Research focusing on regulating supply, reducing demand, drink driving, treatment and early intervention, and community programs.
FARE’s nation-wide Annual Alcohol Poll was launched today in Sydney. The Poll provides an insight into Australia’s attitudes towards alcohol, and keeps the FARE team connected to how Australians feel about the way that we drink and its impacts on the community.