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Statement in support of a Voice to Parliament

Wednesday 5 July 2023
The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, together with our colleagues at Cancer Council Victoria, support The Voice as part of our commitment to reconciliation and to closing the gap on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read more >: Statement in support of a Voice to Parliament

Report: Compliance and enforcement of laws for the prevention of NCDs: Examples from the Western Pacific Region and beyond

Thursday 29 June 2023
We know that law is one of the most effective and powerful tools in preventing noncommunicable disease – but laws can only be effective if they lead to change on the ground. Read more >: Report: Compliance and enforcement of laws for the prevention of NCDs: Examples from the Western Pacific Region and beyond

World No Tobacco Day 2023: How those fighting for healthier food can learn from tobacco control and law

Wednesday 31 May 2023
This year’s World No Tobacco Day theme, ‘Grow Food, Not Tobacco’, focuses on raising awareness of the alternative opportunities for tobacco farmers and encouraging them to change to sustainable and nutritious crops. Read more >: World No Tobacco Day 2023: How those fighting for healthier food can learn from tobacco control and law

Explainer: What is Universal Health Coverage, and what does law have to do with it?

Thursday 11 May 2023
Universal Health Coverage has been a hot topic of conversation in the health and development sector over the past few years. Read more >: Explainer: What is Universal Health Coverage, and what does law have to do with it?

Pacific Island workshop focuses on tobacco and regional trade agreements

Thursday 13 April 2023
The workshop specifically focused on helping 11 participants to gain insights into the role of trade agreements in addressing tobacco control and facilitating the sharing of experiences and lessons of countries’ government officials. Read more >: Pacific Island workshop focuses on tobacco and regional trade agreements

Farewell to our Regional Manager for Asia, Evita Ricafort

Thursday 9 March 2023
It's with mixed feelings that we farewell Evita Ricafort from the McCabe Centre team. Read more >: Farewell to our Regional Manager for Asia, Evita Ricafort

International Women's Day puts focus on health inequities

Wednesday 8 March 2023
Each International Women’s Day, we are reminded of the big ideas that help us work towards a gender equal future. Read more >: International Women's Day puts focus on health inequities

A look back at 2022

Friday 23 December 2022
As 2022 draws to a close, we’ve been reflecting on some of our highlights from the past year from our team, alumni and colleagues. It’s certainly been a big year, with special milestones and achievements to celebrate. Read more >: A look back at 2022

McCabe Centre hosts plain packaging workshop for Eastern Mediterranean region

Thursday 22 December 2022
The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer co-hosted a virtual workshop to bring government officials and civil society representatives from the EMRO region together to focus on plain packaging. Read more >: McCabe Centre hosts plain packaging workshop for Eastern Mediterranean region

New to the team in 2022

Wednesday 21 December 2022
This year saw three new staff members join the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer throughout the year. Read more >: New to the team in 2022

McCabe Centre collaborates with Norwegian Cancer Society, WHO, and WHO FCTC Secretariat on law and tobacco control workshop for European Region

Thursday 8 December 2022
From discussing digital marketing to preventing tobacco industry interference, colleagues from the European region came together in October to share ideas and perspectives in a workshop on law and tobacco control. Read more >: McCabe Centre collaborates with Norwegian Cancer Society, WHO, and WHO FCTC Secretariat on law and tobacco control workshop for European Region

From Australia to the world: a decade of plain packaging

Thursday 1 December 2022
Ten years ago today, Australia took a bold step and became the first country in the world to implement tobacco plain packaging, paving the way for countries across the world to do the same. Read more >: From Australia to the world: a decade of plain packaging

McCabe Centre completes first ever Mastercourse to provide training for civil society professionals

Tuesday 25 October 2022
The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer has launched its first ever accredited Mastercourse course for people from civil society, ‘Engaging with law and policy for cancer prevention and control’. Read more >: McCabe Centre completes first ever Mastercourse to provide training for civil society professionals

World Cancer Congress 2022: McCabe Centre team reunite to bring knowledge and research to colleagues from around the world

Thursday 20 October 2022
This week, members of the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer team were part of important global conversations about cancer prevention, control and policy. Read more >: World Cancer Congress 2022: McCabe Centre team reunite to bring knowledge and research to colleagues from around the world
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