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March 2012

Friday 2 March, 2012


Relief to health system in the pipeline with licensing freeze

Thursday 29 March 2012
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. Read more

Cancer Council wants local communities to 'get behind it'

Monday 26 March 2012
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‚Äüs second biggest cancer killer. Read more

Jim Stynes

Tuesday 20 March 2012
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. Read more

New research: Over 10,000 future cancer cases could be prevented by exercise and diet alone

Monday 19 March 2012
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. Read more

Celebrating 15 years of progress in breast cancer research in Victoria

Thursday 15 March 2012
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. Read more

St Patrick's Day: assaults among young people to rise this Saturday

Thursday 15 March 2012
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. Read more

Cancer Council Victoria receives two prestigious public health grants

Tuesday 6 March 2012
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. Read more

Vic Govt's Healthy Eating Enterprise will help tackle obesity time bomb

Tuesday 6 March 2012
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. Read more

Lead modelling agencies sign up to 'No Sunbed' policy ahead of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival

Thursday 1 March 2012
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. Read more