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.
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.
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.
New research proves alcohol harm prevention a wise investment
New research released today by The University of Queensland and Deakin University shows that investment in measures, such as taxation and advertising, would get the most bang-for-buck towards preventing alcohol-related illness and death.
Pubs and clubs must close earlier to reduce assaults: Alliance
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA), a coalition of 32 major health and community organisations from across Australia, is today calling on state and territory governments to unite and support earlier closing times for pubs and clubs.