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Corporate social responsibility. Great concept, isn’t it? Warm, fuzzy, giving a general impression of ethics, interest and trust. It is also a powerful shield for the alcohol industry. Addiction journal has published a new study into ‘The Hidden Harm’, the 2011 Inquiry into the prevention, diagnosis and management of Foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Five of the submissions into the inquiry were from the alcohol industry. All five used their submissions to undermine public health concerns about FASD by promoting…

National Primary Health Care Conference 2016

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The National Primary Health Care (NPHC) Conference 2016 is a platform for the whole primary health care community and professionals to come together in a supportive and collaborative environment to…

Petition: Protect our kids and take alcohol out of the game

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Our footy idols are now walking billboards for the alcohol industry. Professional sport is saturating the game with more alcohol ads, when alcohol causes so much harm in our communities. Logos…

Make it easier to seek help

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Many Australian respondents to the 2016 Global Drug Survey (GDS) reported they are drinking too much alcohol, and want to drink less, yet they believe they can’t do so without…

It is not just a woman’s issue

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Pregnancy is a time of great change. If you are pregnant or thinking about having a baby, it is important to consider how alcohol may affect your unborn baby. If…

NAIDOC Week 2016

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This week is NAIDOC Week! NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee, which aims to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of…

Social responsibility in sport

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Sport is associated with health, fair play, competition, striving for excellence, friendship, community, unity, teamwork. It inspires feelings of identity and pride. But competitive, big time sport has its dark…

PHAA 44th Annual Conference & 20th Chronic Diseases Network Conference

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The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Northern Territory Chronic Disease Network (CDN) are jointly holding the PHAA 44th Annual Conference and the 20th Chronic Disease Network Conference…

AGEING WITH ALCOHOL

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Our population is ageing. In fact the Australian Bureau of Statistics predicts the number of people aged 85 and above is expected to double in the next 20 years and…

GP16 – The RACGP Conference for General Practice

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GP16 – The RACGP Conference for General Practice will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 29 September – Saturday 1 October 2016. Over 1000 healthcare…