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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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A group of leading medical and public heath bodies is backing calls for a parliamentary inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), after it was revealed Australia has one of the highest rates of alcohol use during pregnancy in the world.
The Queensland Coalition for Action on Alcohol (QCAA) says the comprehensive evaluation of Queensland’s late-night measures has found the reforms are achieving important reductions in alcohol-fuelled harm.
A partnership between the Woolworths-owned BWS alcohol chain and the Dry July Foundation has been condemned as a shocking and ill-conceived ‘sobriety stunt’.
2019 annual alcohol poll confirms ‘decade of deception’ as Australia’s ‘get drunk’ club climbs to six million
In the tenth year of surveying Australians, new polling has found the number of people who drink alcohol to get drunk has edged close to half the drinking population, to around six million people, despite little change in overall alcohol consumption.