Department of Health (Australia)

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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...


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.

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


23 Jul 2013

In 2008 Australian Governments committed to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on an incredibly important task - to achieve equality in health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians by the year 2031. The commitment...


25 Mar 2013

Risky drinking causes considerable community concern in Australia and internationally, particularly when it involves young people consuming alcohol in the night-time economy or NTE (Miller, et al., 2012). In Australia, one in four young people (aged between 15 and 24 years) reported that in the...


1 Feb 2013

Commissioned by the Federal Department of Health and Ageing, this evaluation considers the $805m Indigenous Chronic Disease Package (ICDP), a federal government initiative designed to improve the capacity of primary health care services to more effectively prevent and manage chronic disease among Indigenous populations.

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