Category: Public Health Law
Pokies: joyless, nasty, and on the way out?
This post gives a shout out to hotel owners who are ditching their pokies to create a more family-friendly atmosphere. And to executives of registered clubs who are resisting pressure to make gambling the heart and sole of the business plan for registered clubs: see here and here. Let’s be honest: pokies (also known as…
Regulating harmful cross-border advertising: can it be done?
How do governments prevent their citizens from being exposed to harmful online advertising which originates outside of their jurisdiction? Such advertising is referred to as cross-border advertising. Advertisers have taken advantage of a digitised, interconnected world to reach broad audiences (including children) across national borders.
Indigenous Peoples’ Inclusion in Food Governance
For NAIDOC Week, Dr Mark Lock speaks to Dr Belinda Reeve about championing health equity and inclusion for First Nations Australians in food governance.
Alcohol companies continue to play by their own rules, putting our children’s health at risk
Alcohol companies are largely left to write and administer their own rules through the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) Scheme.
A short(ish) explainer on public health law
Stay-at-home orders, curfews, and mandatory quarantine have brought public health law to the public’s attention during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Big Alcohol and COVID-19: industry rules fail. Again.
By Hannah Pierce, Kathryn Backholer, Sarah Jackson and Florentine Martino Reposted from MJA Insights: https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2021/11/big-alcohol-and-covid-19-failing-self-regulation-again/ WE know some people are more likely to drink – and drink more – during times of uncertainty and stress. Unsurprisingly, the alcohol industry is also aware of this. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated how quickly and creatively the alcohol industry will…
COVID-19, medical research governance, and public health orders
Posted by Belinda Reeve on behalf of Cate Stewart The impact of coronavirus-related biomedical research and public heath laws have been considered in recent articles co-authored by Cameron Stewart, Professor of Health, Law and Ethics at the University of Sydney Law School. Science at warp speed: COVID-19 medical research governance In biomedical research focused on developing COVID-19 vaccines…
Strengthening law’s role in improving Australia’s diet
Alexandra Jones and Belinda Reeve This post originally appeared in MJA Insight and is re-posted with the MJA’s kind permission. The original article can be found at this link. THE law can be a powerful tool for improving population health, but remains underutilised in addressing Australia’s huge burden of diet-related disease. Taken in a broad…
Upcoming event: the 2019 Food Governance Conference
Sydney Health Law is hosting the second Food Governance Conference from the 3rd to the 5th of July this year. The Conference is a collaboration between Sydney Law School, the University’s Charles Perkins Centre and The George Institute for Global Health. The 2019 Conference will explore how law, policy, and regulation address (or contribute to)…
Upcoming events: Protecting children from unhealthy food marketing – learning from the past, ideas for the future
Along with Cancer Council NSW and the Charles Perkins Centre’s Food Governance Node, Sydney Health Law is hosting an event on regulation of unhealthy food marketing to children. Protecting children from unhealthy food marketing remains a hot topic, given increasing concern about children’s diet-related health. In Australia, food marketing to children is regulated largely through…