2014 media releases

New data shows Victorians turning off solariums

Monday 22 December 2014
Victorians support upcoming commercial solarium bans

SunSmart app 'gets personal' for summer

Friday 5 December 2014
It's now possible to personalise sun protection information based on your skin type, weight and height and even by the clothes you're wearing.

Warning for men over 45: Twice as many men as women die from melanoma

Thursday 20 November 2014
New Cancer Council data shows that twice as many men over the age of 45 are dying of melanoma than women the same age.

Adolescents tone down tanning 10 years on attitudes to tanning improve, but sun protection neglected

Monday 17 November 2014
New findings from Cancer Council's National Sun Protection Survey show Australian adolescents are developing healthier attitudes towards tanning, but there is still room for improvement.

Melanoma survivor helps Phillip Island Nature Parks get SunSmart for Victorian Health and Safety Week

Thursday 23 October 2014
Phillip Island Nature Parks is placing a priority on sun protection for outdoor workers as part of the Victorian WorkCover Authority's Health and Safety Week.

Moreland City Council gets SunSmart for Victorian Health and Safety Week

Monday 20 October 2014
Long-term SunSmart supporter, Moreland City Council is placing a priority on sun protection for outdoor workers as part of the Victorian WorkCover Authority's Health and Safety Week.

Slide on sunnies and save your sight this World Sight Day

Thursday 9 October 2014
Vision 2020 Australia and SunSmart are calling on Victorians to slide on their sunglasses and join in the global efforts to stop avoidable blindness, as today marks World Sight Day.

Skin cancer costs Victorian workplaces more than $6.2 million over 10 years

Thursday 2 October 2014
SunSmart is urging workplaces in Victoria to protect their employees from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) or risk paying increased premiums.

18 years of SunSmart sees dramatic increase in hats and sun-protective clothing in childcare and kinders

Thursday 11 September 2014
Victorian pre-school and childcare services are leading the way in slapping on their hats and slipping on shirts, according to new SunSmart research released to coincide with the program's 18th anniversary in preschools and childcare centres.

Victorian schools receive more than $250,000 to fight against skin cancer

Sunday 24 August 2014
Eleven secondary schools across Victoria will receive up to $25,000 for shade, thanks to Cancer Council Australia grants made possible through the eftpos Giveback program.

Keep cool on the slopes with SunSmart

Monday 7 July 2014
SunSmart is reminding people that it's just as important to use sun protection while you're at the snow, as it is when you're headed to the beach in summer.

SunSmart says 'Time for Victorians to shelve the sunscreen for winter'

Tuesday 17 June 2014
This winter, SunSmart recommends Victorians shelve their summer hats and sunscreen and get some midday sun to help with their vitamin D levels.

Kingston City Council first to partake in New Shade Project

Monday 17 March 2014
On Saturday 15 March 2014, the Victorian Government announced that the Kingston City Council will be the first council invited to apply for a grant under the new Shade Grant project.

Kew High School taking the lead on sun protection

Tuesday 25 February 2014
SunSmart congratulates Kew High School for leading the way on sun protection with the implementation of a secondary school UV Policy.

NEW RESEARCH: Victoria's Early Childhood Education & Care services leading the way in sun protection

Tuesday 25 February 2014
As Victoria's long hot summer continues and sun protection at the front of people's minds, SunSmart reveals that Victorian early childhood education and care services are leading the way in children's sun protection.
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