November 2013

Friday 1 November, 2013


Aboriginal health findings validate preventative investment

Wednesday 27 November 2013
Findings of the ‘Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey’ released today validate the Federal Government’s investment and community partnership approach to tackling chronic disease risk factors. Read more

Geelong tops the league when it comes to industries with highest UV exposure

Wednesday 27 November 2013
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that Geelong has the highest number of workers in industries with high exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation outside of Melbourne. Read more

Local cricket club hits skin cancer for six!

Monday 25 November 2013
SunSmart has congratulated St Mary’s Nagle Cricket Club for their winning edge in protection against skin cancer in East Gippsland this summer. Read more

NEW RESEARCH: Sporting venues rival beaches as sunburn hotspots

Monday 18 November 2013
Cancer Council research shows Australians are at the same risk of being sunburnt at sporting venues as they are at the beach. Read more

Alcohol Ad Shame: Booze advertisers saturating Aussie kids

Thursday 7 November 2013
Leading health groups launched a new satirical video ('Alcohol Ad Shame') to highlight the absurdity of alcohol advertising during times when large numbers of children and young people are watching television. Read more

Australia should follow Mexico's lead and investigate tax on soft drinks and junk food

Wednesday 6 November 2013
As Mexico enters the final stages to introduce a tax on sugary soft drink and junk food, new public opinion data reveals Australians are also in favour of pricing interventions to improve health, with more than two thirds (68%) in support of increasing the price of unhealthy foods and using the money to reduce the cost of healthy foods Read more

Hats off to Castlemaine Secondary College

Wednesday 6 November 2013
SunSmart congratulates Castlemaine Secondary College on successfully securing funding from their local Lions Club to purchase SunSmart hats for their junior students. Read more

New research: Over half of Victorians still like a tan, despite risks

Tuesday 5 November 2013
New Cancer Council research shows that 54% of Victorians aged 13 - 34 still say they like to get a tan, and 30% intentionally attempted to tan last summer. Read more