Dr Maggie Brady, a visiting fellow at CAEPR, has been invited to present two seminars for the policy staff of FARE – the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education located in Canberra. Originally established in 2001 with a $115m grant by the Australian Parliament as the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation, FARE is a not-for-profit independent research and policy organisation focussed on stopping the harm caused by alcohol. FARE develops and advocates for policies and programs that work and makes submissions to all relevant inquiries and reviews that are in the public interest, such as reviews of Liquor Acts, competition policy, alcohol advertising codes of practice and foetal alcohol syndrome. FARE follows the World Health Organisation’s principles of problem directed policies. FARE’s press releases get widespread coverage.
In August 2015 Maggie spoke to FARE staff on ‘Community hotels in Australia: controlling liquor or raising revenue?’, and in June 2016 she spoke on ‘The rise and fall of two Aboriginal licensed clubs’. Both topics are of continuing relevance to current debates about how best to manage access to alcohol by Indigenous people living in remote and rural regions.