What we do


We build the capacity of individuals, organisations and governments to use law as a powerful tool to prevent and control cancer and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

In Australia, we work with our founding partners  Cancer Council Victoria and Cancer Council Australia to identify and address gaps in local laws to better protect the rights of people affected by cancer.

Through our international training program and alumni network, we empower government lawyers, policymakers and other leaders to develop, implement and defend laws that address NCDs. We also work closely with the  Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to help its member organisations use law to address barriers in cancer prevention, treatment and care. 

Building knowledge, inspiring action

We do technical research, keeping a close eye on local laws and international agreements, and share evidence through journal articles, reports, and presentations at top academic conferences.

We also maintain a Knowledge Hub on legal challenges to World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), equipping countries to take action.

Fostering collaboration

Collaboration is at the core of everything we do, and we are privileged to work with leaders at the local, national and international levels.

Our world-renowned training program brings together legal and policy professionals making a difference in their countries, and our activities as a designated WHO Collaborating Centre on Law and Noncommunicable Disease are making a sustainable impact on public health in Australia and globally.