Foundation for Alcohol Research Education & Alliance for Gambling Reform 


Funding area: Fairness in Political Participation


The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the Alliance for Gambling Reform (AGR) are civil society leaders who have a commitment to achieve structural change through innovative campaigns. FARE is the leading not-for-profit organisation working towards an Australia free from alcohol harm. AGR is a national peak body representing a collaboration of organisations with a shared concern about the harmful aspects of gambling and its normalisation in Australian culture.

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2023 Signature Grant, $30,000

Automated Analysis Of Political Influence By Alcohol and Gambling Companies


The root cause for a lack of action on issues like alcohol and gambling harm is the political influence of corporations who work to protect their profits and delay any evidence-based policy that threatens this bottom line.

In partnership with the Alliance for Gambling Reform, FARE will develop an automated data tool that analyses the extent to which alcohol and gambling companies engage in lobbying that influences public policy in Australia. The development of this tool will serve as a pilot for use by other civil society organisations working to improve transparency in government decision-making.