What we do

We work with partners at all levels in Australia and across the world to advance law to fight cancer and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through:

Empowerment

We build the capability of individuals, organisations and governments to use law as an effective tool to prevent and control cancer and NCDs.

We do this at all levels, from local to global. Locally, we support our strategic partners – Cancer Council Victoria and Cancer Council Australia – providing guidance on identified issues, like addressing gaps in local laws to better protect the rights of people affected by cancer.

Globally, we work to empower government lawyers, policymakers and leaders to advance law to prevent cancer and NCDs through our Training Programs and Alumni Network. We also work closely with our global strategic partner, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), to empower its network of member organisations to engage with law to address barriers in cancer prevention, treatment and care. 

By empowering others to effect changes in law and policy to improve health outcomes in their countries, we amplify our impact.

Building knowledge, inspiring action

We use deep technical research to produce world-class thinking; spurring practical action to face cancer and NCDs head-on.

From monitoring and advising on local issues, to furthering knowledge about legal challenges to implementation of the World Health Organizations (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a designated Knowledge Hub – we’re passionate about sharing our knowledge and expertise to inspire and equip others to take action.

Fostering collaboration

We bring together the brightest and most passionate minds from all over the world to impact the prevention and control of cancer and NCDs.

Working in collaboration is at the core of what we do. Whether it is leading events to bring together experts to explore law and NCDs or working in partnership to deliver activities as a designated WHO Collaborating Centre – we believe collaboration is central to creating long-lasting, sustainable impact in Australia and globally.