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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.
Recent media releases
New data released today shows one-in-five Australians have purchased more alcohol than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the majority are drinking more and have concerns about their alcohol use and the drinking of others in their household.
FARE welcomes today’s announcement by the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk for a $28 million fund to support the state’s community-based health service groups including alcohol and other drug treatment clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.