Lorelle Holland, The University of Queensland; Andrew Smirnov, The University of Queensland; Natasha Reid, The University of Queensland; Nicole Hewlett, … More
The rise of dark advertising: gambling, alcohol, junk food ads bombarding people in Australia
Melanie Parker, PHAA Note: Article updated on 26/01/2023 to correct first table, sixth paragraph, and fourth-last paragraph. After experts … More
‘I take it with a pinch of salt’: why women question health warnings linking alcohol with breast cancer
Belinda Lunnay, Torrens University Australia; Paul Ward, Torrens University Australia, and Samantha Meyer, University of Waterloo Up to one in … More
Public health measures can help balance the Budget
Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin – PHAA CEO This post is the second in our series of articles exploring the PHAA’s … More
Every Moment Matters: The campaign to raise awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or breastfeeding and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
Sarah Ward – Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE) It’s the largest national campaign about alcohol, pregnancy, and … More
Tonight I’ll be having…poison! On-demand alcohol delivery services and the danger they pose to public health
Dr Michelle I Jongenelis, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change In case you were worried about … More
Freedom from lockdown but shackled to alcohol: How Australia’s glorification of alcohol is damaging to public health
Dr Michelle I Jongenelis – Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change I write this piece … More
The worrying impact of COVID on cancer screening and detection
Public Health Association of Australia While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives and public health efforts over the past … More
Australia’s leading cause of preventable, non-genetic disability is not required to carry a warning: is that about to change?
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.
Alcohol minimum unit price reduces harm in the Northern Territory
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.