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After forcing the Australian government to back down on plans to increase excise on beer, Democrat leader, Meg Lees has announced plans for a new rehabilitation foundation, to be funded from refunded beer excise. Senator Lees has been reported as saying the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation would receive $A115m ($55.8m), with the bulk of the funds to be spent over the next four years on preventing alcohol abuse.


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