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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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Woolworths will stop at nothing to build a Dan Murphy’s megastore in the middle of three dry Aboriginal communities, after sustained lobbying by Woolworths saw the Northern Territory (NT) Government rush amendments to the NT Liquor Act through Parliament before shutting down due to COVID-19.
Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has been congratulated for strong leadership, with his announcement to place limits on takeaway alcohol to assist with the state’s COVID-19 response.
Today’s decision to further delay the introduction of pregnancy health warning labels is the result of the alcohol industry’s relentless pressure to keep the community in the dark about the health harms from alcohol use during pregnancy.
The majority of Australians support a visible, red health warning on alcohol products which clearly alerts the community to the harm from using alcohol when pregnant and the risks to unborn babies, new national survey data has revealed.