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Beyond COP28: Using Law and Policy to Address Non-Communicable Diseases in a Changing Climate

Wednesday 5 June 2024
Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face – and as the impacts of a shifting global climate become apparent, so too do the trickle-down health effects. Read more >: Beyond COP28: Using Law and Policy to Address Non-Communicable Diseases in a Changing Climate

McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer welcomes Australian Human Rights Act recommendation

Monday 3 June 2024
The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer welcomes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights’ recommendation for strengthened human rights framework in Australia. Read more >: McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer welcomes Australian Human Rights Act recommendation

The intersection between law and young people this World No Tobacco Day

Friday 31 May 2024
This World No Tobacco Day, we owe it to young people to continue to think big in the fight against industry interference. Read more >: The intersection between law and young people this World No Tobacco Day

Recognising the rights of our invisible cancer carers: McCabe Centre submission influences Australian Parliamentary report

Thursday 30 May 2024
Our work to have Australian cancer carers formally acknowledged has been recognised in a Federal Parliament inquiry, with our recommendations included in the report’s findings. Read more >: Recognising the rights of our invisible cancer carers: McCabe Centre submission influences Australian Parliamentary report

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Penny Qin

Thursday 16 May 2024
Penny Qin is our latest intern through the Melbourne Law School Public Interest Law Initiative Internship Program, which allows law students to apply their knowledge practically, while making important contributions to our work for subject credit. Read more >: Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Penny Qin

Farewell to our Regional Manager for the Pacific, Daiana Buresova

Wednesday 10 April 2024
After almost a decade with the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, Daiana Buresova will this month leave her position as Regional Manager for the Pacific. Read more >: Farewell to our Regional Manager for the Pacific, Daiana Buresova
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WHO FCTC COP moves forward with decisions on human rights, liability, the environment, digital media, and the future of tobacco control

Sunday 11 February 2024
Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) made important advances this week to fight tobacco, the world’s leading single preventable cause of death. The tenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the WHO FCTC featured a packed agenda, and the COP adopted a number of important decisions. Read more >: WHO FCTC COP moves forward with decisions on human rights, liability, the environment, digital media, and the future of tobacco control
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How Ireland beat the odds to introduce cancer warning labels on alcohol

Monday 5 February 2024
Despite opposition from industry groups at home and internationally, Ireland will soon be the first country to warn drinkers of the links between cancer and any alcohol consumption on the drinks label. How did Ireland beat the odds to introduce these labels? Clare Slattery takes a closer look in this piece for World Cancer Research Fund. Read more >: How Ireland beat the odds to introduce cancer warning labels on alcohol

Closing the care gap on World Cancer Day

Friday 2 February 2024
This World Cancer Day, we’re joining the call to address the cancer care gap, and allow everyone access to safe, affordable cancer treatment and care. Read more >: Closing the care gap on World Cancer Day

Take a look back at 2023 with us

Thursday 21 December 2023
It's been another big year for the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer. Last year we celebrated our tenth anniversary, and in 2023 we celebrate ten years as the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges. Read more >: Take a look back at 2023 with us
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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

Monday 4 December 2023
Although tobacco still kills eight million people each year, the world has seen significant progress on tobacco control in the past few decades. Read more >: Celebrating ten years of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges hosted at the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer
Representatives from eight Knowledge Hubs around the world

Knowledge Hubs gather in Helsinki for sixth meeting

Tuesday 17 October 2023
Representatives from eight Knowledge Hubs around the world gathered in Helsinki, Finland in September 2023 to share information and find innovative ways to collaborate as we work together towards a tobacco-free future. Read more >: Knowledge Hubs gather in Helsinki for sixth meeting
Cancer carers

Why we need to recognise the rights of our invisible cancer carers

Wednesday 27 September 2023
With global cancer cases on the rise, it’s more important than ever to acknowledge the significant contributions of unpaid carers, who are mostly women. Read more >: Why we need to recognise the rights of our invisible cancer carers
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10 years of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Legal Challenges: how collaboration facilitates implementation of the WHO FCTC

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Beyond COP28: Using Law and Policy to Address Non-Communicable Diseases in a Changing Climate

Wednesday 5 June 2024
Tackling climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face – and as the impacts of a shifting global climate become apparent, so too do the trickle-down health effects.

McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer welcomes Australian Human Rights Act recommendation

Monday 3 June 2024
The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer welcomes the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights’ recommendation for strengthened human rights framework in Australia.

The intersection between law and young people this World No Tobacco Day

Friday 31 May 2024
This World No Tobacco Day, we owe it to young people to continue to think big in the fight against industry interference.

Recognising the rights of our invisible cancer carers: McCabe Centre submission influences Australian Parliamentary report

Thursday 30 May 2024
Our work to have Australian cancer carers formally acknowledged has been recognised in a Federal Parliament inquiry, with our recommendations included in the report’s findings.