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Helen-Fejo Frith is one of the staunch advocates that stopped Dan Murphy’s from building an alcohol megastore outside Bagot Community, a dry Aboriginal community in Darwin. 

Over time, Aunty Helen has witnessed how alcohol has caused and still continues to cause tremendous harm to people — young and old — in her community. 

Her story highlights the health effects of alcohol and the important role Elders play to help guide and encourage people to get health check-ups and speak to someone if they have concerns, particularly young people. 

Watch Aunty Helen as she talks about why she will continue advocating for her community’s health and wellbeing.

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