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Joint statement in response to Woolworths decision to abandon development of Darwin Dan Murphy’s megastore

Woolworths’ decision to abandon its plans to build an alcohol megastore near the community of Bagot in Darwin is an acknowledgement of the significant harm the store would cause the community

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FARE launches initiative to support ACT women to cut back on risky drinking

To help address the short- and long-term effects of alcohol use, FARE has launched Ripple, a project that supports women aged 40-65 in the ACT to reduce the amount of alcohol they drink.

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FARE and NOFASD raise concern about reports on exclusion of FASD from NDIS eligibility

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (NOFASD) have called on the Australian Government to immediately confirm that people with FASD will not have their access to the NDIS restricted further.

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Community organisations welcome the Senate Inquiry report into FASD

The final report from the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into Effective approaches to prevention and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) was handed down on Wednesday afternoon.

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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.