Department of Health (Australia)

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Government of Australia

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Research report

26 Nov 2015

The need for action is critical when considering almost four million people in Australia will experience a mental illness in any one year. Mental illness is the third largest cause of disease burden in Australia after cancer and cardiovascular disease and the largest single cause...


5 Nov 2015

Provides the legislative framework for the regulatory, funding and quality foundation of Australia’s aged care system.


The Australian Government funds and regulates the provision of residential care, home care, home support and flexible care to those approved to receive it, and...

Discussion paper

27 Sep 2015

The MBS Review Taskforce released two consultation papers on 27 September 2015, one for a broad audience and another more detailed version which is more directed at organisations and people with expert knowledge of the MBS.

These papers are intended to encourage discussion and...

Research report

7 Aug 2015


This report provides compelling reading for everyone interested in the health and wellbeing of Australian children and adolescents. Based on a survey conducted in the homes of over 6,300 families with children and/or adolescents aged 4 to 17 years, the report presents...

Research report

19 Jun 2014

Overview: Each year, smoking kills an estimated 15,000 Australians and costs Australia $31.5 billion in social (including health) and economic costs.

Tobacco sales

Recent figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that total consumption of tobacco and cigarettes...

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