A study by Wollongong University has found that television viewers were exposed to more than 6.5 hours of junk food ads during last year’s major cricket broadcasts, prompting calls for sponsorship arrangements with unhealthy brands to be phased out. Read more
Researchers identified 1910 appearances of junk food branding during the Twenty20 matches, 758 appearances during the Ashes and 704 appearances during the one day international matches.
A parliamentary research paper has shown that government subsidies for high-cost cancer drugs are growing at a faster rate than commonly used drugs for conditions such as high-blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and depression. Read more
Spending on chemotherapy rose from $84 million in 2009-10 to $586 million last financial year.