COVID-19 is rapidly changing our lives, and it’s understandable to feel anxious. In these times, it’s important to stay as healthy as possible for ourselves and our families.
Founder of Sober in the Country, Shanna Whan shares a touching story of why the combination of alcohol and isolation during COVID-19 has her worried sick
Further delays - where to now?
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Introduction by Croakey: In March, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) wrote to the Board of Woolworths asking them to consider their legal responsibilities as directors in relation to the company's push to develop one of the country's biggest Dan Murphy's stores in Darwin.
The alcohol industry has been accused of taking advantage of a global health crisis by bombarding drinkers with online advertising and marketing.
Experts are concerned about a "deluge" of alcohol advertising during lock down encouraging unhealthy drinking. In just one hour on a Friday night, 107 sponsored alcohol advertisements were displayed on a user's Facebook and Instagram accounts, around one every 35 seconds.
Alcohol-fuelled violence, a loss of culture and pedestrian safety are at the forefront of objector’s pleas to stop a Dan Murphy’s being built near three dry Indigenous communities in Darwin, including Bagot.