Health & Wellbeing

7 July 2014

The Abbott government's paid parental leave (PPL) scheme is unfair and expensive, and should be overhauled in favour of a loans scheme similar to the Higher Education Contributions Scheme, according to this report.

4 July 2014

In 2012–13, Australian governments spent $7.2 billion on disability support services under the National Disability Agreement. More than 312,500 people used services during this time.

2 July 2014

Provides data on the performance of general practices in Whānau Ora collectives – using results from the software package HealthStat, which collects an anonymous summary of patient health information from general practices in Whānau Ora collectives.

2 July 2014

This paper aims to provide historical depth to the idea that alcoholic drinks should be made available in licensed canteens or clubs in discrete Aboriginal communities.

1 July 2014

Cancer incidence in Australia is projected to rise due to an expected increase in both the underlying cancer rates and in the Australian population over the age of 65, argues this report.

30 June 2014

The idea of older women as victims of sexual assault is relatively recent and little understood. However, it is becoming increasingly evident that, despite the silence that surrounds the topic, such assaults occur in many settings and circumstances.

30 June 2014

This Statement of Intent outlines the strategic direction for New Zealand's Ministry of Health, work that will be undertaken to deliver key priorities and how success will be measured.

27 June 2014

Provides an annual overview of the major developments in drug markets for the various drug categories, ranging from production to trafficking, including development of new routes and modalities, as well as consumption.

26 June 2014

Improving access to primary care in remote communities for the management of diabetes results in net health benefits to patients and cost savings to government, this study finds.

26 June 2014

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Health’s management of the National Medical Stockpile.