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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.
Thursday 4 February 2021

World Cancer Day: The power of collective action in using law to address cancer

On World Cancer Day 2021, which is also the McCabe Centre's ninth birthday, Acting Director Hayley Jones explains how strong partnerships within the global cancer control community are essential to the McCabe Centre's impact.
Wednesday 16 December 2020

Alumni in the spotlight: Davi

Prosecutor Davi Bressler is part of the legal team leading Brazil's landmark lawsuit against tobacco companies to recoup money spent on public healthcare for tobacco-related illnesses.
Saturday 12 December 2020

Building back better with Universal Health Coverage: How law can help #ProtectEveryone

COVID-19 has exposed gaps in health systems around the world, and underscored the urgency to achieve Universal Health Coverage.
Thursday 10 December 2020

Workshop explores Australia’s plain packaging win and encourages other countries to follow suit

The McCabe Centre hosted a four-day online workshop on the recent WTO Appellate Body ruling upholding Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws.
Monday 16 November 2020

Multisectoral coordination: report provides lessons for working across sectors to address NCDs through law

A new report shows how countries in the Western Pacific are bringing together diverse stakeholders to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Thursday 12 November 2020

McCabe Centre hosts first-ever online legal training course

The inaugural virtual training on law and NCDs engaged 35 participants from 20 different countries.
Friday 30 October 2020
Informed financial consent

Reducing the burden of out-of-pocket cancer costs with informed financial consent

The financial distress caused by unexpected cancer costs can be reduced when patients are empowered to make informed choices about their treatment and care options through informed financial consent.
Friday 25 September 2020

McCabe Centre wins international award for work to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases

The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer was honoured for its action to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) with a 2020 UN Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (UNIATF) Award.
Monday 21 September 2020
Minting Luo, Melbourne Law School intern

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Minting Luo

Minting shares some of her experiences during her internship, her interests around law and cancer, and her aspirations for the future.
Tuesday 4 August 2020
Dr Nor Aryana Hassan and Dr Nazlinda Abu Jazid Javis

Alumni in the spotlight: Banning smoking at Malaysian public eateries

Meet two doctors in the NCD division of Malaysia’s Ministry of Health who are helping implement and defend tobacco control policy.
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Friday 4 February 2022

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Wednesday 19 January 2022

Collaborative workshop provides tools to strengthen legal implementation of the WHO FCTC in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

The Knowledge Hub for Legal Challenges, hosted by the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, collaborated with the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region Office and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat to stage the workshop, which ran from 30 November to 8 December 2021, focusing on legal and regulatory measures for tobacco control.
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Friday 26 November 2021

Gold Awards for the McCabe Centre’s Online Legal Training Course

The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, in partnership with  Cancer Council Victoria’s Learning and Innovation Hub (LIH), have won three Gold Awards at the LEARNX Live! Awards, for their work on a new Online Legal Training Course.