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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Plain packaging webinar: Implications of WTO Appellate Body ruling

Watch our webinar with Melbourne Law School about the impact of Australia's plain packaging win on public health and trade.
Wednesday 24 June 2020

NCDs and COVID-19: Using law to act on NCDs during the pandemic

COVID-19 has brought public health to the forefront, and reinforced the importance of addressing NCDs.
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Tobacco plain packaging

Tobacco plain packaging: Decisive legal victory should encourage more countries to follow Australia’s lead

A win for Australia’s plain packaging laws ends a long legal battle with the tobacco industry and sets the stage for more countries to implement tobacco control measures.
Thursday 28 May 2020

Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu wins World No Tobacco Day Award

The McCabe Centre's Regional Coordinator has been a leader in tobacco control in Africa and around the world for more than 15 years.
Friday 29 May 2020
Evelyn Yeama Mannah

Alumni in the spotlight: Evelyn

Introducing Evelyn, who is working to create comprehensive tobacco control legislation to protect children in Sierra Leone.
Thursday 23 April 2020

McCabe Centre announces Director Jonathan Liberman stepping down

Hayley Jones will continue in her role as Acting Director, which she took on in August 2019.
Thursday 2 April 2020
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International agreements to prevent NCDs: what exists, what’s proposed, and what difference might they make?

A look at international treaties to prevent NCDs and whether they can enhance accountability at the national level
Friday 27 March 2020
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer

Health, NCDs, and human rights in the COVID-19 pandemic: Key resources

As we navigate COVID-19 together, we are sharing some important resources from our partners in the cancer and NCD community.
Wednesday 4 March 2020

Below the surface: Law and the roots of obesity in the Pacific

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have reached crisis levels in the Pacific, and obesity is one of the most visible indicators of that crisis. But it’s important to look deeper at this diverse region – comprised of thousands of islands spread over an area equivalent to 15% of the Earth’s surface – to understand the complex factors that contribute to its high obesity rates, and how law can be harnessed to address them.
Tuesday 25 February 2020

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern

The McCabe Centre's latest Melbourne Law School intern, Vanessa Wilson, shares her experiences during her internship, her interests around law and cancer, and her aspirations for the future. 
Tuesday 4 February 2020

The bravest thing that we can do for cancer is to work together for Universal Health Coverage

Today, on the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer’s eighth birthday, we reflect on the global momentum on Universal Health Coverage and its potential to address the cancer burden and inequalities in cancer worldwide.
Wednesday 8 January 2020

McCabe Centre awarded three-year grant to scale up Knowledge Hub work in the Pacific

We’re delighted to announce that the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer has been awarded a three-year grant from the Australian Government Department of Health to support our work as a designated Knowledge Hub for the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).
Friday 6 December 2019

Inaugural McCabe Centre Executive Workshop on Law and Noncommunicable Diseases

From 25 to 29 November 2019 in Melbourne, Australia, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer held an inaugural Executive Workshop focused on the effective use of law to prevent cancer and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Thursday 21 November 2019

Our new brand and website: Advancing law to fight cancer

Imagine a world that is free from preventable cancer – and where people affected by cancer have equitable access to treatment and care.
Wednesday 30 October 2019

Reflections from Melbourne Law School interns

Our latest interns from Melbourne Law Schools, Max and Jonathan, share their experiences...
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