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Animated video: Defending public health laws from legal challenges

Tuesday 31 May 2022
One of the most effective tools in protecting people from the effects of tobacco is the law. Read more >: Animated video: Defending public health laws from legal challenges

How the human rights framework is being used to promote healthier diets in the Pacific region

Thursday 3 March 2022
by Clare Slattery, Legal Policy Advisor and Daiana Buresova, Regional Manager for the Pacific
The Pacific region is showing how the human rights framework can be used to promote healthy diets in the region and at the same time how healthy diets are a human rights issue. Read more >: How the human rights framework is being used to promote healthier diets in the Pacific region

Celebrating 10 years of advancing law to fight cancer

Friday 4 February 2022
A decade after launching as the only centre of its kind in the world, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer has released its 10-year impact report outlining its contribution to laws that prevent cancer and protect people affected by it. Read more >: Celebrating 10 years of advancing law to fight cancer

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

Wednesday 19 January 2022
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.
Photo Credit: Unsplash Read more >: Collaborative workshop provides tools to strengthen legal implementation of the WHO FCTC in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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

Friday 26 November 2021
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. Read more >: Gold Awards for the McCabe Centre’s Online Legal Training Course

Alumni in the spotlight: Vicky Wari

Friday 22 October 2021
by Daniel Punch, Communications Manager
Vicky is applying her diverse background in health and policy to advance tobacco control laws and regulations in Papua New Guinea. Read more >: Alumni in the spotlight: Vicky Wari

Workshop provides tools to progress tobacco control in the Pacific

Wednesday 13 October 2021
Officials from Fiji, Nauru, Palau and the Solomon Islands gathered for the McCabe Centre's Pacific Tobacco Control Workshop. Read more >: Workshop provides tools to progress tobacco control in the Pacific
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Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Laura Gleeson

Monday 4 October 2021
Laura tells us more about herself, her interests in public health law, and her experiences with the McCabe Centre. Read more >: Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Laura Gleeson

McCabe Centre speaks about Big Tobacco interference in Africa

Thursday 30 September 2021
Rachel Kitonyo Devotsu was interviewed on the Public Health Power Hour podcast about reports of Big Tobacco's interference in tobacco policy in Africa. Read more >: McCabe Centre speaks about Big Tobacco interference in Africa

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Keith Lu

Wednesday 22 September 2021
Keith discusses the highlights from his internship, his passions and his plans for the future. Read more >: Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Keith Lu

Hayley Jones appointed Director of McCabe Centre

Monday 20 September 2021
Hayley will continue to lead the McCabe Centre after two successful years as Acting Director. Read more >: Hayley Jones appointed Director of McCabe Centre

Animated video: How can law stop cancer?

Monday 2 August 2021
Our new animated video explains how law can reduce our risk of getting sick, dying or having our lives turned upside down by NCDs like cancer. Read more >: Animated video: How can law stop cancer?

Alumni workshop builds on global efforts to address cancer and other NCDs

Tuesday 6 July 2021
by Ruby Kraner-Tucci, Digital Content Producer, Cancer Council Victoria
Our 2021 Alumni Workshop brought together lawyers and policymakers from 19 different countries. Read more >: Alumni workshop builds on global efforts to address cancer and other NCDs
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