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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
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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
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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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Health, NCDs, and human rights in the COVID-19 pandemic: Key resources

Friday 27 March 2020
As we navigate COVID-19 together, we are sharing some important resources from our partners in the cancer and NCD community. Read more >: Health, NCDs, and human rights in the COVID-19 pandemic: Key resources

Below the surface: Law and the roots of obesity in the Pacific

Wednesday 4 March 2020
by Daniel Punch, Communications Manager
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have reached crisis levels in the Pacific, and obesity is one of the most visible indicators of that crisis. But it’s important to look deeper at this diverse region – comprised of thousands of islands spread over an area equivalent to 15% of the Earth’s surface – to understand the complex factors that contribute to its high obesity rates, and how law can be harnessed to address them. Read more >: Below the surface: Law and the roots of obesity in the Pacific

Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern

Tuesday 25 February 2020
The McCabe Centre's latest Melbourne Law School intern, Vanessa Wilson, shares 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

The bravest thing that we can do for cancer is to work together for Universal Health Coverage

Tuesday 4 February 2020
Today, on the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer’s eighth birthday, we reflect on the global momentum on Universal Health Coverage and its potential to address the cancer burden and inequalities in cancer worldwide. Read more >: The bravest thing that we can do for cancer is to work together for Universal Health Coverage

McCabe Centre awarded three-year grant to scale up Knowledge Hub work in the Pacific

Wednesday 8 January 2020
We’re delighted to announce that the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer has been awarded a three-year grant from the Australian Government Department of Health to support our work as a designated Knowledge Hub for the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). Read more >: McCabe Centre awarded three-year grant to scale up Knowledge Hub work in the Pacific
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Reflections from our Melbourne Law School intern: Penny Qin

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