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Australia should follow UK with 20% sugary drinks tax [ 30%]

17 March 2016

The Federal Government should implement a 20% tax on sugary drinks to improve the health of Australians and reduce the burden of chronic disease, according to Jane Martin, Executive Manager, Obesity Policy Coalition.

Australians will support government initiatives to tackle obesity [ 30%]

3 August 2012

There is strong public support for the introduction of policy initiatives to support healthy eating.

Corporate wealth wins over consumer health: labelling review [ 30%]

30 November 2011

The Federal Government has bowed to food industry pressure by rejecting traffic light labels in its response to the Labelling Logic review today, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Don't let the sugar tax debate distract us from the obesity crisis (The Guardian) [ 30%]

4 October 2017

One single policy can't fix the obesity crisis. But our eight-point plan can – if the government will act.

Greens Commit to Ban on Junk Food Advertising to Children [ 30%]

9 August 2013

The Greens have confirmed they will target junk food advertisers as part of a preventative health plan to tackle childhood obesity.

It's a Knockout! ACMA report delivers blow to self-regulation [ 30%]

7 December 2011

A report released today by the media watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), further highlights the inadequacy of self-regulation of junk food advertising, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Labelling forum must put health on front of pack [ 30%]

9 December 2011

The Food Regulation Forum must use the next six months to lead the development of an effective, easy to understand front-of-pack labelling system that puts the health of Australians above corporate profits, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Planning Act Puts Victorians' Health at Risk [ 30%]

15 July 2013

Community protests in the Dandenong Ranges against the development of a 24-hour McDonald's fast food outlet highlights the urgent need for potential health impacts to be considered in planning decisions, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Advertising & marketing [ 28%]

Despite Australian children's high rates of overweight and obesity, there are few controls on advertising practices targeting advertisements for unhealthy foods and beverages to children in Australia and much is left up to self-regulation by the food and beverage industry.

4 in 5 Victorians support kilojoules on the menu: survey shows [ 27%]

10 February 2017

As new figures reveal high rates of overweight and obesity right across the country, the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is calling for a national obesity strategy to address a serious and widespread weight problem.

Taxing sugary drinks will save lives and cut obesity (Sydney Morning Herald) [ 27%]

30 January 2018

The Australian Medical Association is one of many organisations to recommend a health levy on sugary drinks to discourage people from drinking them, but neither the Coalition nor the Opposition want a bar of this. obesity-20180129-h0pzdt.html">Read the full article

Actually, we do need a strategy for obesity (Daily Telegraph) [ 26%]

24 August 2017

What if I told you there's a chronic health condition that affects one in four children in Australia, shortening their life expectancy and compromising their mental health as well as putting them at greater risk of social isolation? It's also preventable and is being fostered by the corporate sector, while the federal government sits on the sidelines.

Food labelling [ 25%]

The Obesity Policy Coalition has been an active participant in the multi-stakeholder process of developing a front of pack labelling system.

Media [ 25%]

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The Obesity Policy Coalition has commented on a number of issues in the media and through media releases.

OPC congratulates Kellogg's for adding Health Star Ratings to cereal products [ 25%]

20 April 2015

The Obesity Policy Coalition is today congratulating Kellogg's on its decision to add Health Star Ratings to its breakfast cereal products.

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