Mike Daube: Fighting for Public Health for 40 Years

Mike Daube: Fighting for Public Health for 40 Years

Monday 13 May 2013


The Australian Medical Association (WA) today thanked Professor Mike Daube for his contribution to public health over the last 40 years.
“The health of Western Australians and Australians has been improved immeasurably because of his unrelenting campaign on a range of medical issues,” AMA (WA) president Dr Richard Choong said.


“Working hand in hand with Australian Medical Association in WA, Mike has never given up on the fight for better public health legislation, more effective public health campaigns and has continued to encourage governments to take a strong stand for the health of all Australians,” Dr Choong said.


“Australia is a very different and healthier place thanks to Mike being so active in so many sectors of public health. Whether it be smoking, alcohol or food, Mike has made it acceptable for us to encourage healthier living.”


“Forty years of fighting for public health should be recognised by the community. Professor Mike Daube should be thanked for his willingness to devote his life to the fight against some of the world’s largest and most powerful corporations.”


Mike Daube is Professor of Health Policy at Curtin University and Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth. Before moving to Curtin in 2005 he was Director General of Health for WA and Chair of the National Public Health Partnership. He is President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health (ACOSH) and Co-Chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol.

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