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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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Supermarket giant Woolworths is facing increasing pressure from Darwin-based health and Indigenous community groups to reconsider a controversial plan to open one of its biggest Dan Murphy's liquor outlets in the city.
Health minister Greg Hunt has announced the government will provide $24 million in funding for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) diagnostic and support services. Mr Hunt announced the funding on International FASD Awareness Day. FASD is a brain injury resulting from prenatal exposure to alcohol.
'The more you sell, the more harm it causes': Open letter asks Woolworths to drop Darwin Dan Murphy's bid
Opponents of the large-scale Dan Murphy's outlet planned for Darwin are targeting shareholders and board members of supermarket giant Woolworths, urging the parent company to abandon the continued push against the rejection of the required liquor licence.
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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.
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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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.