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

Thursday 10 December 2020
The McCabe Centre hosted a four-day online workshop on the recent WTO Appellate Body ruling upholding Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws. Read more >: Workshop explores Australia’s plain packaging win and encourages other countries to follow suit

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

Monday 16 November 2020
A new report shows how countries in the Western Pacific are bringing together diverse stakeholders to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Read more >: Multisectoral coordination: report provides lessons for working across sectors to address NCDs through law

McCabe Centre hosts first-ever online legal training course

Thursday 12 November 2020
The inaugural virtual training on law and NCDs engaged 35 participants from 20 different countries. Read more >: McCabe Centre hosts first-ever online legal training course
Informed financial consent

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

Friday 30 October 2020
by Tarishi Desai, Acting Manager – Treatment and Supportive Care
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. Read more >: Reducing the burden of out-of-pocket cancer costs with informed financial consent

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

Friday 25 September 2020
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. Read more >: McCabe Centre wins international award for work to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases
Minting Luo, Melbourne Law School intern

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Minting Luo

Monday 21 September 2020
Minting shares some of her experiences during her internship, her interests around law and cancer, and her aspirations for the future. Read more >: Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Minting Luo
Dr Nor Aryana Hassan and Dr Nazlinda Abu Jazid Javis

Alumni in the spotlight: Banning smoking at Malaysian public eateries

Tuesday 4 August 2020
by Daniel Punch, Communications Manager
Meet two doctors in the NCD division of Malaysia’s Ministry of Health who are helping implement and defend tobacco control policy. Read more >: Alumni in the spotlight: Banning smoking at Malaysian public eateries

Where next for the global governance of alcohol and public health?

Tuesday 28 July 2020
by Clare Slattery, Legal Research Officer, and Suzanne Zhou, Acting Manager – Prevention
In light of recent developments in global alcohol control, we explore how alcohol is currently governed internationally and what future opportunities exist. Read more >: Where next for the global governance of alcohol and public health?

Plain packaging webinar: Implications of WTO Appellate Body ruling

Tuesday 21 July 2020
Watch our webinar with Melbourne Law School about the impact of Australia's plain packaging win on public health and trade. Read more >: Plain packaging webinar: Implications of WTO Appellate Body ruling

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

Wednesday 24 June 2020
by Clare Slattery, Legal Research Officer
COVID-19 has brought public health to the forefront, and reinforced the importance of addressing NCDs. Read more >: NCDs and COVID-19: Using law to act on NCDs during the pandemic
Tobacco plain packaging

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

Wednesday 10 June 2020
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. Read more >: Tobacco plain packaging: Decisive legal victory should encourage more countries to follow Australia’s lead

Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu wins World No Tobacco Day Award

Thursday 28 May 2020
The McCabe Centre's Regional Coordinator has been a leader in tobacco control in Africa and around the world for more than 15 years. Read more >: Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu wins World No Tobacco Day Award
Evelyn Yeama Mannah

Alumni in the spotlight: Evelyn

Friday 29 May 2020
Introducing Evelyn, who is working to create comprehensive tobacco control legislation to protect children in Sierra Leone. Read more >: Alumni in the spotlight: Evelyn

McCabe Centre announces Director Jonathan Liberman stepping down

Thursday 23 April 2020
Hayley Jones will continue in her role as Acting Director, which she took on in August 2019. Read more >: McCabe Centre announces Director Jonathan Liberman stepping down
McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer

International agreements to prevent NCDs: what exists, what’s proposed, and what difference might they make?

Thursday 2 April 2020
by Suzanne Zhou, Legal Policy Advisor
A look at international treaties to prevent NCDs and whether they can enhance accountability at the national level Read more >: International agreements to prevent NCDs: what exists, what’s proposed, and what difference might they make?
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