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National Alcohol Strategy - Response from Alcohol Beverages Australia

The Federal Government has said that the 2019 – 2028 National Alcohol Strategy (NAS) has been agreed by all states and territories and that it sets out four national priority areas.

Those priority areas are:

  • Improving community safety by introducing safer drinking environments, reducing injury and violence, and improving treatment.
  • Improving management of the availability, price and promotion of alcohol.
  • Ensuring people have access to treatment, information and support services.
  • Improving awareness of how alcohol-related harm impacts the Australian community.
Read the report by clicking on the image below.
National Alcohol Strategy cover
Bowel cancer campaigns could save over 4300 Australian lives
New research released today has highlighted the lifesaving potential of promoting bowel cancer screening, showing that a national four-year awareness campaign could prompt over one million Australians to participate in the screening program and save 4,330 Australian lives over the next 40 years.

The modelling, conducted by Cancer Council NSW and published in the journal Public Health, also shows that a four-year national campaign could prevent 8,100 bowel cancer cases.

The release of the new research coincides with data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Monday showing that only 42 per cent of eligible Australians took part in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in 2017/18.
Upcoming 2020 Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conferences 
July 27-29, 2020 Sydney NSW Australia
Paper Submission/Abstract Deadline: December 23, 2019
To submit an abstract, please click or email to
Other News
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island childhood vaccination rates hit record high - New data for the September 2019 quarter shows immunisation coverage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is at record levels across all three age groups: one-year-old Indigenous coverage continues to move towards the national target of 95 per cent, with September 2019 coverage at 92.48 per cent, up 0.09 per cent since June 2019.

Breast cancer patients not told about fertility options - A new survey has shown one in six young women diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia are not being informed of their fertility options. More than half of the women surveyed said they were not referred to a fertility specialist before treatment started.

National cancer screening programs participation data - This report presents the latest cancer screening participation rates and trends for Australia’s 3 national cancer screening programs.

Red Nose and University of Queensland to share stillbirth education funding - Red Nose Limited and the University of Queensland, Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence (Stillbirth CRE) will each receive $1.5 million to implement an awareness campaign to demystify stillbirth, educate pregnant women and improve national awareness of stillbirth.

New study to investigate how digital tools - including avatars - can help tackle obesity - A major new research project will investigate how digital tools can be used safely and effectively to help people manage their weight, and so tackle the obesity crisis both in Australia and globally.

SARRAH 2020 National Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference

The Organising Committee is delighted to present the SARRAH 2020 National Rural and Remote Allied Health Conference.

Hosted by SARRAH since 1995, this biennial conference is for all involved in regional, rural and remote allied health.

The Organising Committee invites you to Townsville

  • to hear a range of eminent speakers,
  • to join us as we share stories to shape the future success for remote, rural and regional allied health, and
  • to celebrate 25 years of SARRAH networking, advocacy and events.
We look forward to sharing our beautiful city with you in 2020.
Upcoming External Events
eHealth@Sydney 2020
11th February, 2020
The University of Sydney
Charles Perkins Centre, Lecture Theatre
John Hopkins Dr, Camperdown NSW 2006
Universities Australia Conference 2020
25-27 February 2020
National Convention Centre in Canberra
MARCH 2020  
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference
30 March - 1 April 2020
Mantra Legends, Gold Coast
2020 New Zealand Mental Health Conference
16th - 17th March 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand
WA Rural Health Conference 2020
21- 22 March 2020
Pan Pacific Perth
MAY 2020  
SPA 2020 National Conference
24 – 27 May 2020
Darwin Convention Centre, NT
JUNE 2020  
Associations Forum National Conference
22-23 June 2020
Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane
OT Exchange 2020
22-23 June 2020
Crown Promenade Melbourne
JULY 2020  
21st International Mental Health Conference
29-31 July 2020
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD
HIC 2020
27-29 July 2020
Brisbane, QLD
AUGUST 2020  
The 2020 Workplace Mental Health Symposium
31 August-1 September 2020
Hilton, Brisbane, QLD1
OCTOBER 2020  
38th CRANAplus Conference
14-16 October 2020
QT, Canberra, ACT
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