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Australia records highest month in history for alcohol retailer turnover in December

There is growing concern about the impact of increases in retail alcohol sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the influence of largely unregulated alcohol advertising.

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It’s time for Woolworths to do the right thing and stop the Darwin Dan Murphy’s megastore

Community and health groups are disappointed by the decision of the Northern Territory (NT) Director of Liquor Licensing to approve Woolworths’ Darwin Dan Murphy’s, despite the overwhelming evidence that the store will cause harm, and against the strong objection of local communities.

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Aboriginal and community groups vow to continue to oppose Woolworths’ alcohol megastore

Aboriginal and community leaders are disappointed with today’s decision made by the Northern Territory (NT) Director of Liquor Licensing to green-light Woolworths’ Darwin Dan Murphy’s megastore, which is proposed to be built on the doorstep of three dry Aboriginal communities.

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Community leaders call for Woolworths Directors to abandon plans for Dan Murphy’s superstore

Today community leaders have signed an open letter to Woolworths Chair Gordon Cairns calling on him to abandon plans for a Dan Murphy’s superstore close to dry communities in Darwin

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FARE welcomes updated National Alcohol Guidelines

The Guidelines reflect the best available evidence on the harm caused by alcohol, providing people with accurate, clear and consistent information about how to reduce their risk of harm.

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Aussie kids’ personal data unprotected, as harmful digital marketing increases: landmark report reveals

Australia is falling behind the rest of the world in protecting kids from predatory digital marketing of harmful products like alcohol, unhealthy food and gambling, according to a new report released today.

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New laws in NSW close loopholes for online alcohol delivery

Community organisations have welcomed new legislation in NSW to hold alcohol companies that sell their products online to a higher standard.

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Community leaders call for Woolworths Directors to abandon plans for Dan Murphy’s superstore

Today community leaders and organisations have released an open letter calling on the Woolworths Board to stop its plans to build one of Australia’s biggest Dan Murphy’s within walking distance of three dry Aboriginal communities.

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NT Government greenlights Woolworths booze barn despite community concerns

Today the Northern Territory (NT) Government will introduce legislation that gives Woolworths the power to circumvent the independent Liquor Commission and build one of the largest bottle shops in the country within walking distance of three dry Aboriginal communities.

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It’s not OK to sell alcohol to children online

There are gaping holes in our laws for online alcohol sales, including no requirement for underage ID checks or for preventing delivery to people who are intoxicated.