An Elder’s plea to Woolworths

NTCAT Directions Hearing for Woolworths’ application, setting out the timeframe for the case.

Research: Independent evaluation finds alcohol reforms aimed at cutting alcohol related crime and antisocial behaviour and harm across the Northern Territory are working.

Minimum Unit Price results in: 23 per cent reduction in alcohol related assaults across the Territory in 2018/19 compared to the same period in 2017/18 17.3 per cent reduction in alcohol related ED presentations in the NT in 2018/19 compared to the same period in 2017/18.

Woolworths lodged an application to have the case reconsidered at NCAT.

News: Should Woolworths’ board stop a morally dubious liquor barn?

A planned Dan Murphy’s outlet near three Aboriginal communities in Darwin could test the legal limits of directors’ responsibilities. Read more

FARE took the unprecedented step of formally writing to the Board of Woolworths asking them to properly consider and reassess their Director responsibilities under the Corporations Act 2001.

“In light of the LC Decision, FARE’s position is that it is reasonably foreseeable that to continue to pursue the proposed development will carry with it significant reputational risk to Woolworths.” Read more

The Liquor Amendment Bill 2020 came into effect.

The Scrutiny Committee report was tabled in Parliament, The Liquor Amendment Bill was introduced and passed before Parliament was suspended due to COVID-19.

Legislative Assembly introduced the Liquor Amendment Bill 2020 and referred it to the Legislation Scrutiny Committee for inquiry.

The legislation was passed by the Assembly on 27 March 2020. As a result, Woolworths withdrew from the Supreme Court action since the legislation changed the Liquor Act 2019 to remove the barriers to the application identified by NTCAT.

News: Dan Murphy’s bid to set up NT store enters fifth year as appeal heads to Supreme Court.