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Economic cost of violence
Violence against women costing Australia $21.6 billion a year
Violence against women and their children is costing Australia $21.6 billion each year, with Governments carrying more than a third of the cost burden; as shown in the report A high price to pay: the economic case for preventing violence against women released today.
VicHealth partners with WBBL
VicHealth announced as first major partner for Melbourne’s two Women’s Big Bash League teams
The Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades today (13 November) announced VicHealth as the first major partner for both clubs’ Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) cricket teams ahead of the inaugural season, which begins next month.
Youth wellbeing survey
Landmark survey reveals one in four young Victorians experience low levels of wellbeing and may be ‘at-risk’ of depression
Although the majority of young people experience normal levels of wellbeing, many young Victorians are lonely and struggling to cope with daily life, according to new VicHealth research.
VicHealth and Surfing Victoria launch Women's Stand Up Paddleboard Program “Coasting”
Top paddle boarder Heath Meldrum will offer stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons to Victorian women this summer as part of ‘Coasting’, a VicHealth and Surfing Victoria initiative to encourage more women to get active.
In the news
- 22.11.2015 Violence against women ‘costs billions’ THE scourge of violence against women is robbing the Australian economy of $21.7 billion a year, making domestic violence a leading public health… news.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 14.11.2015 Health campaign encourages African men to drink less A new health campaign, Be a Brother, is aiming to reduce the high level of alcohol consumption among young African men… Special Broadcasting Service - News (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 13.11.2015 Victoria needs nutrition labels on fast food, say experts With Australians getting fatter, health bodies are keen for everyone to know exactly what they're eating. New South Wales does it, as do South Australia and the ACT. Queensland has just promised to jump on board. So why isn't Victoria doing it, too?… Sydney Morning_Victoria (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 12.11.2015 National framework launched to combat causes of violence against women The Minister for Women, Senator the Hon.… The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
- 10.11.2015 Let's honour domestic violence victims Victims of domestic violence needed to be recognised in the same way Australia honours the sacrifice of soldiers in war, a former chief of army… The Age (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 10.11.2015 Natasha Stott Despoja launches anti-violence campaign © Daniel Munoz/AAP Image Natasha Stott Despoja, chair of the anti-family violence organisation, Our… MSN - Australia
- 04.11.2015 Students celebrate Walk to School Month with healthy breakfast STUDENTS at 10 primary schools who participated in Walk to School Month were rewarded with a healthy breakfast or morning tea last week, thanks to the program coordinated by the Benalla City Council, through funding from the State… The Shepparton Adviser
- 03.11.2015 Blokes warned off soft drink Sweetened drinks have been blamed for all manner of ills, but now a Swedish study has found that drinking two glasses a day increases a man’s risk of heart failure by 23 per cent.… Herald Sun (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 21.10.2015 Playboy stops nude pics, but the reason has nothing to do with respect for women Ladies, rejoice. This week, we had a historic victory.… Women's Agenda
- 20.10.2015 Citizens cast obesity verdict Two Bendigo residents had their say on obesity policy this week.… Bendigo Advertiser (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 19.10.2015 Citizens’ jury proposes solutions to fight obesity in Victoria In their quest to address Victoria’s growing obesity problem, Australia’s first obesity jury proposes to ban happy meals and require preschoolers to take healthy cooking… International Business Times
- 09.10.2015 Junk food tax a tasty option They have also complained about the cost of trying to feed a family healthy food compared with cheap takeaway, ahead of an obesity forum next weekend that will allow everyday citizens to set the agenda for Victoria’s policy makers and business… The Daily Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 07.10.2015 Stepping up to challenge Students will step towards good health for the next few weeks as schools across the region take on the challenge of Walk to School Month.… Sunraysia Daily (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 03.10.2015 Walk to School month a fun way to a healthy lifestyle SCHOOL’S back on Monday and thousands of primary school students around Victoria will be hitting the pavement for the first day of VicHealth’s annual Walk to… Herald Sun (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
- 24.09.2015 Youth views of violence still need change: survey Three years ago this week, Jill Meagher was raped and murdered while walking home after a night out.… The Courier (Licensed by Copyright Agency)
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