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Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) Contemporary Community Safeguards Inquiry [ 15% ]

1 July 2013

This submission provided comment on principles underpinning broadcasting industry codes under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth), in response to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Contemporary Community Safeguards Inquiry.

The OPC commented on issues of children's protection and ethical standards, emphasising the ongoing need for improved protections for children against harmful advertising.

Issues Paper to inform the development of a national food plan [ 14% ]

1 September 2011

The OPC's submission to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's Issues Paper to inform the development of a national food plan recommended:

  • An overarching approach to food policy and regulation that prioritises public health, in particular the reduction of obesity, overweight and chronic diease 
  • Prioritisation of public health objectives when considering how to minimise regulatory burdens
  • Linkages between the plan and other food related documents
  • Recognition of food advertising as a key driver of childhood overweight and obesity
  • Development and administration of the plan across portfolios, with input from public health group.

The OPC also recommended that the government adopt the recommendations in the Labelling Logic report, investigate options for taxing/subsiding foods to influence consumption, set maximum targets for fat, sugar and salt across food categories (and targets for reduced population intake) and restrict unhealthy food advertising to children.

Opinion piece for The Age [ 7% ]

9 September 2009

Opinion piece for The Age

Opinion piece for Sunday Age [ 7% ]

26 July 2009

Opinion piece for Sunday Age

Vic report: Obesity crisis grossly understated [ 7% ]

27 September 2012

The Victorian Health Monitor has found that obesity prevalence in Victoria has been grossly underestimated. The report found that, when measured, almost 25 per cent of the Victorian population has a BMI in the obese category, which is much higher than the 17 per cent rate based on self-reporting.

More than half of foods aimed at kids are unhealthy: research [ 7% ]

27 June 2017

More than half of supermarket products marketed at kids are unhealthy, new research from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has revealed.

Opinion piece in Daily Telegraph: Junk food and sport don't mix [ 7% ]

20 June 2014

Daily Telegraph opinion piece by Jane Martin

Free toys have powerful influence on what kids want to eat: study [ 7% ]

27 June 2017

New research from Cancer Council Victoria has revealed what food companies have known for decades – that supplying movie character toys with fast food has an enormous impact on what Aussie kids want to eat.

Health groups release detailed investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes [ 7% ]

12 November 2012

Today, the Obesity Policy Coalition, a coalition of leading health bodies, has released one of the most comprehensive investigations into Australia’s self-regulatory system for food marketing ever undertaken.

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