Apr 29, 2021

Australia: Alcohol megastore near dry Aboriginal communities scrapped

Australian supermarket Woolworths has scrapped a plan for an alcohol megastore near three dry Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. In 2019, an independent liquor commission for the Territory rejected an application over concerns it would increase the risk of alcohol abuse and would be too close to the dry Aboriginal communities. Woolworths then commissioned the review, which found that the company had failed to engage sufficiently with Aboriginal groups. Danila Dilba Aboriginal health service chief executive Olga Havnen welcomed the decision. The Northern Territory has the highest per capita rate of alcohol consumption in Australia, but the impact falls most heavily on Aboriginal communities.

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