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Friday 22 October 2021

Alumni in the spotlight: Vicky Wari

Vicky is applying her diverse background in health and policy to advance tobacco control laws and regulations in Papua New Guinea.
Wednesday 13 October 2021

Workshop provides tools to progress tobacco control in the Pacific

Officials from Fiji, Nauru, Palau and the Solomon Islands gathered for the McCabe Centre's Pacific Tobacco Control Workshop.
Monday 4 October 2021
Laura Gleeson

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Laura Gleeson

Laura tells us more about herself, her interests in public health law, and her experiences with the McCabe Centre.
Thursday 30 September 2021

McCabe Centre speaks about Big Tobacco interference in Africa

Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu was interviewed on the Public Health Power Hour podcast about reports of Big Tobacco's interference in tobacco policy in Africa.
Wednesday 22 September 2021

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Keith Lu

Keith discusses the highlights from his internship, his passions and his plans for the future.
Monday 20 September 2021

Hayley Jones appointed Director of McCabe Centre

Hayley will continue to lead the McCabe Centre after two successful years as Acting Director.
Monday 2 August 2021

Animated video: How can law stop cancer?

Our new animated video explains how law can reduce our risk of getting sick, dying or having our lives turned upside down by NCDs like cancer.
Tuesday 6 July 2021

Alumni workshop builds on global efforts to address cancer and other NCDs

Our 2021 Alumni Workshop brought together lawyers and policymakers from 19 different countries.
Thursday 10 June 2021

Alumni in the spotlight: James K. Z. Jallah

Lawyer James Jallah is leading a major revision of Liberia's Public Health Law to bring NCDs and human rights to the forefront.
Monday 7 June 2021

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Jo Wang

Jo tell us about her interests in public health law and what she learned during her internship.
Monday 31 May 2021
Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu, McCabe Centre Regional Manager for Africa

What does Australia’s tobacco plain packaging win mean for other countries?

Q&A with Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu, McCabe Centre Regional Manager for Africa
Wednesday 19 May 2021

Proven tobacco control tools are key to a healthy recovery

To help overcome the pandemic, we should double down on proven tobacco control measures through the WHO FCTC.
Tuesday 11 May 2021

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Curtis Haas

Curtis shares some of his experiences during his internship, his interests around law and cancer, and his aspirations for the future.
Monday 29 March 2021

Pacific countries supported to overcome challenges to implementing WHO FCTC

The McCabe Centre hosted the Pacific Tobacco Control Workshop on 24-25 March 2021.
Tuesday 2 March 2021

Alumni in the spotlight: Sheryl

Sheryl Dennis Wright has spent the past decade helping strengthen Jamaica's tobacco control policies.
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Monday 4 December 2023
People standing on stairs

Celebrating ten years of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges hosted at the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer

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Representatives from eight Knowledge Hubs around the world

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Australia's opportunity to catch up on human rights

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