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Advocacy: Action on alcohol [ 100% ]

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Research is continuing to show that alcohol causes cancer – breast cancer (in women), cancers of the mouth, larynx, pharynx, oesophagus, liver and bowel in men and women. That's why the Alcohol Policy Coalition is lobbying all levels of government in Australia for policies and legislation that lower the risks Australians face when they drink.

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Time to rethink the next steps [ 84% ]

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It's time for government, community-based organisations and workplaces to start looking at policies to facilitate change around sugary drink.

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Time to put the brakes on harmful booze consumption [ 79% ]

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International scientific evidence shows government policy interventions are the key levers to shift harmful drinking behaviour.

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Advocacy: Smokefree outdoor areas – a breath of fresh air [ 77% ]

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Cancer Council Victoria and Quit Victoria are lobbying the State Government for a change in legislation to include a state-wide ban on smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas.

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Advocacy: Fresh call to ban solariums in Victoria [ 72% ]

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161 cancer specialists and clinicians of the Victorian Co-operative Oncology Group have joined together to call on the Victorian government to follow the lead of New South Wales (NSW) and ban solariums in this state. You can show your support too.

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Advocacy: Reducing the alcohol and drug toll in Victoria [ 72% ]

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The Alcohol Policy Coalition welcomes the release of the new alcohol and drug strategy by the Victorian Government 'Reducing the alcohol and drug toll; Victoria's plan 2013–2017'.

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FAQ: I heard that the Pap test is changing. What do I need to know? [ 69% ]

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As part of the review for cervical screening guidelines, the Medical Services Advisory Committee has recommended the Federal Government consider new cervical screening guidelines.

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Seeing stars: What is the Health Star Rating System and how do I use it? [ 54% ]

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If you've noticed stars popping up on the front of selected food products in the supermarket recently but had no idea what they mean, you're not alone.

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Take action: Research funding [ 53% ]

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There is concern that the Federal Budget, which will be announced in May, will include significant cuts to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia's main funding body for health and medical research. These budget cuts are anticipated to be significant: around $400 million over three years.

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