Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…read more
VicHealth awards head to Alcohol and Obesity Policy Coalitions
The work of two health coalitions, one focused on promoting a safer community drinking culture and the other dedicated to reducing obesity in Australia, were recognised at the annual Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) awards last month.
The Alcohol Policy Coalition was joint winner of the 2009 VicHealth Award for Advocacy for its stand against a Jim Beam advertisement known as 'The Stalker'. The Coalition complained to the Advertising Standards Bureau that the advertisement associated alcohol with dangerous behaviour, with the complaint upheld and the ad taken off air.
The Obesity Policy Coalition shared the Advocacy Award for its submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission where, together with the Australian Dental association and the Parents Jury, it argued that a 'Myth Busting' advertisement by Coca-Cola was in breach of the Trade Practices Act. The Commission said it considered the advertising was potentially misleading and deceptive and asked Coca-Cola to give court-enforceable undertakings to publish corrective advertising in newspapers across the country.
VicHealth Chief Executive, Todd Harper explained "with these awards we recognise outstanding achievements and innovative contributions being undertaken by VicHealthâs partners to promote good health around the State.
"The work of the Alcohol and Obesity Policy Coalitions demonstrates that by developing well-researched and compelling arguments, small but determined groups can partner together and successfully hallenge the advertising and marketing practices of big businesses.
"These are text book cases of David triumphing over Goliath and they represent victories for health over profits."
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Solarwise NSW / Dolphin Tech were the first and are the largest Dolphin dealer in NSW with a full service facility and full range of spare parts "on the shelf". We also provide on site…read more
Sports Padding At Rae-Line we manufacture high quality sports padding, gym mats, foam mats and protective padding, suitable for a range of different facilities. Our sports padding is…read more
AQUASPIN™ - Aqua Cycling Aquaspin™’s sessions have been specially designed by our Master Trainer to be challenging yet fun group cycling sessions. Each session is tailored to…read more
Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…read more
At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/read more
BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!