Territorians want a Dan Murphy’s. I want to see a Dan Murphy’s in Darwin.
Today’s decision is a kick in the guts for responsible drinkers, who want more choice in the Darwin market.
The Liquor Commission makes it clear they are not opposed to the concept of a Dan Murphy’s store in Darwin.
The Liquor Commission’s main objection is around location.
This means there are practical steps that Endeavour can take to make this project happen.
I’ve asked the Department of Business to see if they can any provide assistance, as they would for any business in the Territory.
There is an appeals process open to Endeavour Drinks, and they’ve indicated they’ll consider their next options.