Topic archives: Mike Daube

The letter to the editor <em>The Australian</em> wouldn’t run

The letter to the editor The Australian wouldn’t run

June 20, 2014 42

When public health expert Professor Mike Daube wrote to the Oz about their 'exclusive' plain packaging yarn, they refused to publish his letter in full. Here's what it said.

Voters oppose junk food taxes as public health and industry square off

Voters oppose junk food taxes as public health and industry square off

April 2, 2014 5

Voters oppose "soda taxes" but have mixed views on other forms of food and drink regulation, while a key public health figure hits back at complaints from industry.

The virus of capitalism: industry consultation through public health eyes

The virus of capitalism: industry consultation through public health eyes

March 27, 2014 21

The exclusion of industry from public health campaigns is increasingly driven by the pathologisation of corporations as vectors of disease that must be controlled.

Drunk on moral superiority: public health lobby’s nonsensical alcohol policy

Drunk on moral superiority: public health lobby’s nonsensical alcohol policy

March 5, 2014 14

Demonising the alcohol industry ignores evidence from previous successful public health campaigns, warns a senior public health figure.

Virgin, after urging kids to binge drink, pulls ‘disgraceful’ ad

Virgin, after urging kids to binge drink, pulls ‘disgraceful’ ad

July 22, 2011 8

Richard Branson's Virgin Wines and the News Limited-owned Moshtix have been forced to pull a disgraceful internet ad that glorified youth binge drinking, following a Crikey probe into its breach of 11 self-imposed advertising standards.

Rumours of the nanny state’s demise greatly exaggerated

July 2, 2009

Tony Abbott was punching below weight last night and was, as one observer noted, showing all the symptoms of the “depression of opposition”, writes Melissa Sweet.