April 2016

State Budget focus on cancer research in Victoria

Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the investment in clinical research and health infrastructure outlined in today’s State Budget.

Sugary drinks tax could save 1,600+ lives: study

A 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks in Australia could save more than 1,600 lives and raise $400 million per year for much-needed obesity prevention initiatives, new research co-authored by the Obesity Policy Coalition has revealed.

Investments in worker health benefits business bottom-line

Victorian organisations are being urged to help tackle obesity by promoting good health in the workplace.

Healthy appetite for new KJ menu labelling laws

Victorian consumers will soon have the power to make a more informed choice about the food they're ordering at the fast food counter thanks to new mandatory kilojoule labelling laws announced today by the Victorian Government, according to Todd Harper, CEO of Cancer Council Victoria.

Coalition of health groups want smokefree outdoor dining and drinking in Victoria

Victoria’s largest health, medical and community organisations have joined forces to urge state MPs to support comprehensive smokefree laws that cover both outdoor dining and drinking areas.

Updated: 01 Apr, 2016