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Homophobia in sport rife, study finds
The first comprehensive survey of the experience of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people in community sport in Australia has found that despite improvements in attitudes over the past decade, discrimination and abuse is still widespread.
Government’s preventative strategy leaves health experts wanting
The Alcohol Policy Coalition welcomes the Government’s response to the preventative health taskforce report as a first step in the right direction to fix the $15.3 billion alcohol misuse problem but said it is wanting in critical areas, such as alcohol advertising and taxation reform.
Big fat hole in health reform
Australia’s hospitals will continue to be a hungry beast consuming resources unless restrictions on junk food advertising and taxes on unhealthy food, to combat the drivers of obesity, are addressed - according to Jane Martin, Senior Policy Adviser, Obesity Policy Coalition.
Victorians support alcohol and junk food advertising levy
A VicHealth survey on community attitudes shows strong support for a levy on alcohol and junk food advertising, and for an end to alochol sponsohip in local sports clubs if there are funds to replace lost revenue.
Study: Victorians aren’t aware alcohol causes cancer
VIC: Research released today shows one in two Victorians don’t realise that alcohol causes cancer, prompting the Alcohol Policy Coalition to call for health advisory labels on all alcohol products to better inform consumers.
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