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Joint statement in response to Woolworths decision to abandon development of Darwin Dan Murphy’s megastore
Woolworths’ decision to abandon its plans to build an alcohol megastore near the community of Bagot in Darwin is an acknowledgement of the significant harm the store would cause the community
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Woolworths CEO leaves door open for a potential new Dan Murphy's in a different site in Darwin after the retailer confirmed it would not go ahead with its initial location after a review found the company had not sufficiently consulted with Indigenous stakeholders.
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.
'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.
Recent media releases
There are gaping holes in our laws for online alcohol sales, including no requirement for underage ID checks or for preventing delivery to people who are intoxicated.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) welcomes Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt’s announcement of nearly $24 million for diagnostic and support services for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to coincide with International FASD Awareness Day.
With almost a Third Of Men surveyed in Canberra keen to cut down their alcohol use, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has launched TOM with support from the ACT Government.
Annual Alcohol Poll 2020: We drink more alcohol and most often at home – even before COVID-19 lockdowns
The home is where the majority of Australians who use alcohol have the largest quantity per occasion and drink most frequently, rather than at pubs, clubs or restaurants.