The Alcohol Policy Coalition today welcomed the Victorian Planning Minister's extension of a cap on late night liquor licenses to areas beyond the CBD. Nearly 750 Melbourne venues serve alcohol past 1am, with 140 able to trade for 24hours, meaning there is no need to add more late night licenses.
Cancer Council Victoria is asking local communities to send a letter to their local Federal MP as part of the Get Behind Bowel Screening campaign to help save lives from Australia‟s second biggest cancer killer.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Stynes from cancer. Mr Stynes was a truly extraordinary individual who dedicated his life to improving the lives of others, from the people involved with the Melbourne Football Club, to the young people he inspired at Reach, and of course the lives of his family and friends.
In Victoria more than 10,000 cancers each year could be prevented through improved diet and increased exercise alone, according to research on future projections released today in the Medical Journal of Australia.
A public forum, presented by the VBCRC in conjunction with Breast Cancer Network Australia, will discuss key research achievements over the past 15 years and future prospects for women with breast cancer.
Research from VicHealth and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre shows young people and males are at greater risk of alcohol-related assaults on Saturdays and on St Patrick's Day. This has prompted the Alcohol Policy Coalition to today call for tighter restrictions on alcohol promotion in the lead up to St Patrick's Day this Saturday.
Cancer Council Victoria is pleased to announce it has been awarded two preventive health research grants worth almost $750,000 from the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA), to help prevent the harm caused by obesity and tobacco.
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the Victorian Government's Healthy Eating Enterprise stating it is going to the heart of the issue and tackling some of the key drivers of obesity by integrating and embedding principles around healthy eating where people work, play and live.
Victoria's leading modelling agencies have committed to a 'No Sunbed' policy in a groundbreaking move that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of solarium use and show support for an outright ban of sunbeds in this state.