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April 2013

Monday 1 April, 2013


New research: AFL/NRL broadcasts one long booze ad with a bit of sport

Sunday 28 April 2013
Alcohol sponsors dominated close to a fifth of the entire broadcast of the NRL grand final and around 20 minutes per AFL semi-final, according to new research, Alcohol Advertising in Televised Broadcasts of Australian Football Finals Series, released today by Cancer Council Australia into the pervasiveness of alcohol advertising in live sport. Read more

Leading health groups call on Govt to stop Victoria becoming a ‘secondhand smoke state'

Wednesday 17 April 2013
Children are breathing in secondhand smoke in outdoor dining areas while Victoria lags behind in smokefree dining legislation, say five of Victoria's leading health agencies. Read more

State Government commitment to cancer research welcomed

Tuesday 16 April 2013
The Cancer Council Victoria today welcomed a $1.7 million funding commitment from the Victorian Government towards cancer research. Read more

New research: Killer-joules and traffic lights on fast food menus make for healthier choices

Wednesday 10 April 2013
A coalition of leading health agencies, partners in the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC), is calling on the Victorian Government to implement kilojoule and traffic light labelling on fast food menus in light of new research showing the combination of information can lead consumers to make healthier choices. Read more