Journal article

Industry Submissions on Alcohol in the Context of Australia's Trade and Investment Agreements: A Content and Thematic Analysis of Publicly Available Documents

Mia Miller, Claire Wilkinson, Robin Room, Paula O'Brien, Belinda Townsend, Ashley Schram, Deborah Gleeson

Drug and Alcohol Review | Wiley | Published : 2021

Abstract

Alcohol use is a leading risk factor for death and disability, responsible for 3 million deaths in 2016. The alcohol industry is a powerful player in shaping trade and investment rules in ways that can constrain the ability of governments to regulate alcoholic beverages to reduce harm. This paper analyses publicly available submissions about alcohol in the context of Australia’s free trade agreements to determine the key themes put forward by industry.