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Woolworths failed to listen to critics in Darwin store debacle, report finds

Woolworths admits failure to engage with community around Darwin store. Image: Supplied.
Woolworths Group prioritised commercial interests over that of the public in relation to potential harm arising from a proposed Dan Murphy’s store near three ‘dry’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Darwin, according to an Independent Panel Review released today.  The panel found that while Woolworths was informed about the demand for a more self-sustaining economy and better infrastructure in Darwin, it did not engage with the challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torr