Jeremy Lasek – PHAA The Australian Public Health Conference 2021 starts this Thurday 23 September, and features a stellar … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA The impacts of COVID-19 on our lives have been all encompassing. There have been varying … More
Terry Slevin CEO – Public Health Association of Australia and Robert Hunt CEO – Dietitians Australia Australia has built … More
Hannah Pierce and Julia Stafford Facebook, Instagram, Google, YouTube, TikTok. Digital platforms have opened a world of opportunities for … More
Jeremy Lasek – PHAA Over the years, much has been written and said about political donations – their motivation … More
Public Health Association of Australia While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives and public health efforts over the past … More
Hannah Pierce, Sarah Jackson and Julia Stafford What happened when the alcohol industry was in charge of alcohol marketing regulation … More
Terry Slevin, PHAA CEO In September 2015, then NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said very publicly that Sydney’s lockout laws … More
Elly Howse Many of us working, teaching and researching in public health are aware of the impact of the commercial … More
Luke Maxfield, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education As the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns hit our shores triggering a public … More
Nicholas Patrick Taylor, Deakin University and Peter Miller, Deakin University The “floor price” for alcohol introduced by the Northern Territory … More
Julia Stafford The wait is over. Last week the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released the updated guidelines … More
Australia’s drinking culture is well documented. As we prepare for a warm weekend with summer fast approaching, millions of Australians … More
Mental disorders, including mood, anxiety and substance use, are extensive throughout the world with one in three affected by such … More
Increasingly, young women have become a higher risk group due to a combination of factors. A new study just released in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health aims to fill the gap from previous research, and in particular the alcohol related harm that may increase from ‘pre-loading’ and heavy episodic drinking (HED) amongst young Australian women.
Dr Ingrid Johnston and Professor Simone Pettigrew We often say in public health that it’s a long, hard game. … More
Almost 2 years after complaints about numerous hangover products were submitted to the TGA they have finally published one outcome. The TGA agreed there was insufficient evidence to support claims related to hangover relief. This important result is buried in an obscure section of the TGA’s website, has not been publicised, and has yet to be applied to the many other products complained about.
Food safety ministers are being urged to prioritise the health of families and the community when they meet on 17 July to vote on an effective pregnancy health warning for alcohol products. Alcohol is the leading cause of preventable non-genetic developmental disability in Australia. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) affects between 2-9% of babies born each year.
An evaluation of the initial impacts of an alcohol minimum unit price in the Northern Territory has found that alcohol-fuelled harms have significantly reduced and it’s helping to create healthier and safer NT communities.