August 2012

Wednesday 1 August, 2012


Residents & traders say yes to Victoria's first smokefree shire

Thursday 23 August 2012
Baw Baw Shire Council has become the first council in Victoria to start the process to permanently adopt smokefree outdoor dining areas after a highly successful trial.

Cancer patients to benefit from free financial planning services

Wednesday 22 August 2012
AMP and Cancer Council will today launch a new program to provide free financial planning services to cancer patients in need across Victoria.

Record high cancer survival provides hope for Victorians living with cancer this Daffodil Day

Wednesday 22 August 2012
The five-year survival for Victorians with cancer has increased to a record high of 65%, according to a report released by Cancer Council Victoria today.

Dads urged to eat healthier foods and get moving this Father's Day

Monday 20 August 2012
Victorian dads are being urged to cut down on the booze and pick up their exercise regimes as Father's Day approaches to enjoy a healthy and longer life with their kids.

Big Tobacco losers again after another High Court blow

Friday 17 August 2012
Big Tobacco has suffered another loss in the High Court today after British American Tobacco's application for special leave to appeal a Freedom of Information decision was denied.

Cancer Council Victoria welcomes plan for asbestos-free future

Friday 17 August 2012
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed a new plan by the Australian Government to remove asbestos from all commercial and government buildings by 2030 taking a vital step towards reducing the risks of asbestos-caused diseases.

High Court rules Australia’s plain packaging legislation constitutional

Wednesday 15 August 2012
The High Court of Australia's decision on plain packaging represents a major victory for public health law, Director of the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer Jonathan Liberman said today.

Smokefree generation within reach after High Court upholds plain packaging

Wednesday 15 August 2012
Australia is one step closer to realising a smokefree generation after the High Court rejected the tobacco industry's challenge to plain packaging laws, Quit Victoria Policy Manager Kylie Lindorff said today.

Post-Olympics: Who really owns our children's sport?

Monday 13 August 2012
Amid post-Olympics calls to review Australia's sporting performance, a coalition of health agencies has urged the government to restrict junk food companies from investing in junior sport and instead assist organisations to find more appropriate sponsors.

Melanoma research gets Biobank boost

Friday 10 August 2012
Today melanoma researchers have a new resource to help them gain a greater understanding of melanomas and develop more effective treatments with the launch of a new tissue collection facility at The Alfred Hospital.

Australians will support government initiatives to tackle obesity

Friday 3 August 2012
There is strong public support for the introduction of policy initiatives to support healthy eating. This is the finding from a study published in the August issue of Health Promotion Journal of Australia.