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FARE and Berry Street are calling on governments to keep families and children safe from the harms from online sales and delivery of alcohol
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Victoria's alcohol services have experienced a surge in demand as many locked-down residents turned to the bottle, a new poll shows. The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association surveyed services across the state between December and January to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on client presentations.
Carers and advocates have savaged a proposed overhaul of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme, demanding the federal government rule out several potential reforms touted in a leaked draft of new laws.
Supermarket giant Woolworths has scrapped its long-running push to open a large-scale Dan Murphy's outlet near Darwin's airport, but has not ruled out a development at another location.
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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.
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.
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.
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.