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Kristen Davidson urges a pregnant pause for mums-to-be

A new campaign begins today, encouraging ACT businesses and organisations to become Pregnant Pause Community Heroes and join a growing network that supports mums-to-be having alcohol-free pregnancies. Pregnant Pause is a thriving community of pregnant women and their partners, support people, families and friends, focused on support and awareness that there is no "safe" amount of drinking, no "safe" alcohol-strength and no "safe" time during pregnancy to drink alcohol.

Fears over alcohol advertising during COVID-19 pandemic

The alcohol industry has been accused of taking advantage of a global health crisis by bombarding drinkers with online advertising and marketing.

Drinking more during iso?

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.

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Woolworths a law unto its own in fuelling alcohol harm

Woolworths will stop at nothing to build a Dan Murphy’s megastore in the middle of three dry Aboriginal communities, after sustained lobbying by Woolworths saw the Northern Territory (NT) Government rush amendments to the NT Liquor Act through Parliament before shutting down due to COVID-19.

Further delays to pregnancy health warnings on alcohol

Today’s decision to further delay the introduction of pregnancy health warning labels is the result of the alcohol industry’s relentless pressure to keep the community in the dark about the health harms from alcohol use during pregnancy.