Latest public health risk News

Whale Remains Tracked To Highlight Disposal Benefits
Rate of young South Australians vaping rises at alarming pace
Calls to US poison centers spiked after ‘magic mushrooms’ were decriminalized
WHO launches new guideline on fiscal policies to promote healthy diets
Free workshop for local construction industry _ together let’s improve our waterways
Stage 5 Of Public Health Act Is Now Live
Study maps human uptake of microplastics across 109 countries
Ground-breaking progress made in Member State negotiations on amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR)
New insights into New Zealanders’ changing attitudes to public health measures
AHPPC Statement On E-cigarettes
WHO advisory group convenes its first meeting on responsible use of the life sciences in Geneva
Governments near agreement on package of amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005)
Scientists urge action over life-threatening pollution from solar power waste in Africa
Joint Asbestos Investigation Update
Anthrax detected at second property in Shepparton
Alzheimer’s may have once spread from person to person, but the risk of that happening today is incredibly low
Medsafe successfully prosecutes seller of fake “Miracle Cure”
Consultation opens on proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005)
WHO prequalifies a second malaria vaccine, a significant milestone in prevention of the disease
Plumber’s penalty for unresolved drainage leak – Matthew Continibali
Early start in war against mozzies
Governments continue discussions on pandemic agreement negotiating text
Thousands of illegal vapes kept from Australian stores and schools
Cancer Council calls on the Federal Government to set higher standards for alcohol marketing as zero alcohol products fall through the cracks
WHO recommends R21/Matrix-M vaccine for malaria prevention in updated advice on immunization
TGA seizes 40,000 vapes as part of multi-agency operation in Queensland
Understanding the Regulation of Apicoplast Gene Expression in the Malaria Parasite
Statement on aspartame
Commerce Minister statement – Benefits to flow from plumbing reforms
Benefits to flow from plumbing reforms
Statement on the end of Japanese encephalitis virus emergency response
Therapeutic Products Bill reduces regulation of small-scale producers, to exclude rongoā
Infringement notices totalling $588,840 issued to three Sydney-based TSG stores and Jaradat and Sabbagh Group Pty Ltd
NT Government lowers cap on gaming machines
WHO launches a single-source repository on drug dependence information
Queensland individual fined nearly $16,000 after allegedly importing unregistered nicotine vaping products
Fifth Meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) Emergency Committee on the Multi-Country Outbreak of monkeypox (mpox)
Statement on the fifteenth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
Poliovirus wastewater testing established amid heightened global risk
Infringement notices totalling $66,600 given to three Sydney-based companies and two individuals for alleged unlawful importation of nicotine vaping products
Innovation at Work: Safer food, cleaner water
Bats have flown in for flowering gums
Governments hold first detailed discussions on proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005)
Water Quality – Cascades, Mawson Lakes
$9.7 million for flood hit Australian communities
Mosquitoes targeted in comprehensive treatment campaign
Insecure jobs forcing hundreds of thousands to work through injuries, illness
Sewer smoke testing to start in Bega