Informing government, producers and consumers about health and safety aspects of wine
This project will maintain a capability that can credibly engage with government and progress policy development related to wine/alcohol in society from a strong evidence base. It will help ensure informed decision-making on alcohol and health issues by government policy makers, industry personnel and stakeholders, and consumers alike. Gaps in the alcohol sector’s current capacity to contribute to reviews such as the Federal Department of Health’s National Alcohol Strategy and the National Health & Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) alcohol drinking guidelines will be addressed by the preparation, publication and dissemination of scientifically sound information. It will also support targeted, evidence-based programs that seek to address the cultural and social issues that lead to alcohol misuse by Australians, as well as initiatives to inform responsible moderate alcohol consumption.