Dr John Boffa, Chief Medical Officer Public Health, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, Adjunct Professor of Primary Health Care, Charles Darwin … More
Introduction by Croakey: If the Australian Government is to achieve the stated goal of a 10 percent reduction in the harmful … More
Dr Mark Robinson, Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland and School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow; … More
Danica Keric, Cancer Council WA and Tahnee McCausland, Mental Health Commission Editor’s note: In the second of a series of … More
Malcolm Baalman, PHAA Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor Yesterday, key members of federal Parliament with health experience – including an … More
Lorelle Holland, The University of Queensland; Andrew Smirnov, The University of Queensland; Natasha Reid, The University of Queensland; Nicole Hewlett, … More
Melanie Parker, PHAA Note: Article updated on 26/01/2023 to correct first table, sixth paragraph, and fourth-last paragraph. After experts … More
Belinda Lunnay, Torrens University Australia; Paul Ward, Torrens University Australia, and Samantha Meyer, University of Waterloo Up to one in … More
Adjunct Professor Terry Slevin – PHAA CEO This post is the second in our series of articles exploring the PHAA’s … More
Sarah Ward – Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE) It’s the largest national campaign about alcohol, pregnancy, and … More
Dr Michelle I Jongenelis, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change In case you were worried about … More
Dr Michelle I Jongenelis – Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change I write this piece … More
Public Health Association of Australia While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives and public health efforts over the past … More
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.