This report shows that drug markets in Australia remain resilient, with enduring demand for illicit drugs, particularly illicit stimulants - a clear sign that the 'war on drugs' will never work and a more rational, health-based approach is required from law enforcement agencies and political leaders in Australia and worldwide.
A strong primary health care system is fundamental to increasing efficiency, reducing hospitalisations, lowering health inequalities and ultimately improving health outcomes for all Australians. The recommendations in this report outline the right settings for system change, critical to transform our health system and strengthen consumer-centred health services.
The update was produced in response to World Heritage Committee Decision 41 COM7 (Krakow/UNESCO, 2017) to make available the most current knowledge regarding the impacts of climate change on World Heritage properties.
This is the first report from an Australian-first project combining data from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, BreastScreen Australia, and the National Cervical Screening Program. Screen-detected breast, cervical and bowel cancers were less likely to cause death than non-screen-detected cancers, with analyses also revealing novel patterns in screening behaviour.
The 50 Lives project has made massive strides towards ending chronic homelessness in Perth, with the original target to house fifty of the most vulnerable homeless people met back in June 2017. This second evaluation report highlights the challenges of sustaining a tenancy after years of rough sleeping.
The YeS Project is a new digital and social health program encouraging young people to act as positive leaders and supportive friends in all their social spaces, especially online. The program helps spark proactive conversations between young people about their digital lives and practices, ultimately improving on them.