Media coverage

The Prevention Centre wants to engage with the broader community about the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease. This section includes media coverage of our work and events. For all media enquiries, contact the Prevention Centre’s Communications Manager by email, or phone; +61 2 9188 9530.

How the alcohol industry exerts influence to block life-saving policies

6 October 2021: Health advocates and policymakers need to be aware of the ways in which industry groups can successfully use the media to influence government policy.

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Australian community craves prevention messaging

16 September 2021: A new national survey from The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre has found strong and continued community support for government-led interventions around the rising tide of lifestyle-related chronic diseases.

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Language matters: pregnancy and overweight or obesity

16 August 2021: Health professionals can take a different approach to reduce weight stigma in pregnancy and achieve better outcomes for mothers and children.

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How multinationals are using the law to damage our health

21 June 2021: Our colleagues in CERI published this article in Lawyers Weekly calling for caution over investor state provisions in the UK/Australia trade deal that may open the door for UK companies to sue Australia over regulations that damage their profit.

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The UK is banning online junk food marketing: What's stopping Australia?

8 June 2021: In this Croakey opinion piece, Professor Anna Peeters, Associate Professor Kathryn Backholer and Dr Vicki Brown, from Deakin University argue that the recent announcement by the UK to ban online junk food marketing, and junk food advertising on TV before 9pm,shows it is both politically feasible and acceptable.

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How unhealthy industries shape public opinions on health policy

24 February 2021: In this InTouch blog, Research Officer, Elly Howse, explores an interesting and under-studied area of acceptability – the ways in which people’s views about preventive health may be associated with and possibly influenced by some common discourses or narratives used by unhealthy commodity industries.

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Parkrun's success in keeping people active

11 December 2020: Dr Anne Grunseit was interviewed on ABC SA Breakfast about parkrun's success, both in Australia and internationally, in keeping people active.

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Evidence on the reach and impact of parkrun: A review

20 November 2020: In this blog, Dr Anne Grunseit talks through the findings from a review of existing research highlighting that parkrun participants show improvements in, among other things, fitness, total physical activity, and mood.

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