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Alumni in the Spotlight: Caroline

Friday 12 April 2019
Alumni in the Spotlight showcases one of our alumni; their work and their impact in advancing law to fight cancer. Introducing Caroline, a lecturer at Kenyatta University School of Law and a Member of the Kenya Tobacco Control Board. Read more >: Alumni in the Spotlight: Caroline

Leaving no one behind: using law to achieve universal health coverage

Friday 5 April 2019
by Hayley Jones, Manager of Treatment & Supportive Care; and Tarishi Desai, Legal Research Officer
World Health Day is marked annually on 7 April and this year the theme is Universal Health Coverage (UHC), highlighting the urgent need for all people, including those affected by cancer, to have access to the quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. Read more >: Leaving no one behind: using law to achieve universal health coverage

Perspectives from Melbourne Law School interns

Thursday 28 March 2019
Our latest interns, Melissa and Eliza, share what motivates and interests them, what they did during their internship, and where they see themselves going in the future. Read more >: Perspectives from Melbourne Law School interns

Thinking outside the box: Challenges to addressing air pollution as a NCD risk factor

Tuesday 29 January 2019
by Anita George, Manager - Prevention; Clare Slattery, Legal Research Officer; and Qiyu Lu, Intern
In the third and final Perspective of our air pollution series we consider the obstacles to regulation of air pollution as a non-communicable disease risk factor. Read more >: Thinking outside the box: Challenges to addressing air pollution as a NCD risk factor

Thinking outside the box: Policies and regulatory measures to address air pollution

Friday 25 January 2019
by Anita George, Manager - Prevention; Clare Slattery, Legal Research Officer; and Qiyu Lu, Intern
This is the second Perspective in our series on air pollution where we examine the legal and regulatory measures available to governments to address air pollution. Read more >: Thinking outside the box: Policies and regulatory measures to address air pollution

Thinking outside the box: Increased global recognition of air pollution as an NCD risk factor

Tuesday 22 January 2019
by Anita George, Manager - Prevention; Clare Slattery, Legal Research Officer; and Qiyu Lu, Intern
The first article in our series looks at the links between air pollution and NCDs and the need to address air pollution within health and broader sustainable development agendas. Read more >: Thinking outside the box: Increased global recognition of air pollution as an NCD risk factor

McCabe Centre alumni return for the inaugural Alumni Workshop

Thursday 20 December 2018
From 19 to 23 November, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer held its inaugural Alumni Workshop in Melbourne, Australia. Read more >: McCabe Centre alumni return for the inaugural Alumni Workshop

Plain Packaging Workshop to explore WTO Decision

Wednesday 19 December 2018
In November, 27 government lawyers and policymakers from 24 countries joined the McCabe Centre in Melbourne for a one-week Plain Packaging Workshop on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Decision. Read more >: Plain Packaging Workshop to explore WTO Decision

Doctors and costs disclosure: Time for clearer standards

Wednesday 31 October 2018
by Tarishi Desai, Legal Research Officer; and Sondra Davoren, Manager - Treatment and Supportive Care
The final Perspective of the Informed Financial Consent series further explores the importance and meaning of informed financial consent, and suggests that the legal costs disclosure obligations placed on lawyers can serve as a model for a legal duty for doctors to discuss and disclose costs. Read more >: Doctors and costs disclosure: Time for clearer standards

A legal duty for informed financial consent

Wednesday 24 October 2018
by Sondra Davoren, Manager - Treatment and Supportive Care; and Tarishi Desai, Legal Research Officer
This second Perspective of the Informed Financial Consent series sets out the importance of informed financial consent to patients and why disclosing the costs of medical treatment is, and should be, part of a doctor’s duty of informed consent. Read more >: A legal duty for informed financial consent

Unexpected side effect: Out-of-pocket costs, financial toxicity and medical treatment

Thursday 18 October 2018
by Tarishi Desai, Legal Research Officer; and Sondra Davoren, Manager - Treatment and Supportive Care
In the first Perspective of the Informed Financial Consent Series we discuss how out-of-pocket costs are driving up the costs of cancer treatment and affecting Australians undergoing medical treatment for cancer. Read more >: Unexpected side effect: Out-of-pocket costs, financial toxicity and medical treatment

McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer designated as World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

Tuesday 4 September 2018
The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer is now a designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Law and Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), focusing on the effective use of law to prevent and control NCDs. Read more >: McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer designated as World Health Organization Collaborating Centre

Australia delivered third resounding legal victory in plain packaging laws

Friday 29 June 2018
by Jonathan Liberman
Australia has been delivered its third resounding legal victory in the defence of its tobacco plain packaging laws with release of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel Report overnight (Thursday, 28 June in Geneva). The Panel Report finds in favour of Australia, dismissing claims brought by Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras and Indonesia. Read more >: Australia delivered third resounding legal victory in plain packaging laws

McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer: New Strategic Plan 2018-2022

Friday 2 February 2018
by Jonathan Liberman
This World Cancer Day, we are excited to launch the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer’s new Strategic Plan for 2018-2022. Read more >: McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer: New Strategic Plan 2018-2022

Setting a price floor for alcohol: a look at the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland and the legal challenge to the measure

Friday 1 December 2017
by Clare Slattery
On 15 November 2017, the UK Supreme Court dismissed an appeal brought by the Scotch Whisky Association and two Belgian organisations, spiritsEUROPE and Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (‘CEEV’) against Scottish legislation introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol. Clare Slattery looks at the challenge. Read more >: Setting a price floor for alcohol: a look at the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland and the legal challenge to the measure
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