Health

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18 Aug 2017

On 21 June 2017 the Legislative Council resolved to establish a Select Committee to inquire into:

… the restructuring of Victoria’s fire services as contemplated by the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 and, in...

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Audio interview

17 Aug 2017

A bi-partisan Senate committee is urging the Turnbull Government to urgently overhaul the care provided to veterans following a long-running inquiry into veteran suicide. The report, titled 'Constant Battle,' reveals that 325 ADF former personnel have...

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16 Aug 2017

In 2006, Access Economics quantified the impact and estimated impact of both the financial costs and the loss of wellbeing from hearing loss in Australia in 2005. The Hearing Care Industry Association (HCIA) has commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to update this report for 2017, with the...

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15 Aug 2017

This was a very large and complex inquiry with terms of reference which could easily have taken multiple reports to cover. Rather than produce a number of reports, the committee has sought to table this report as soon as possible. The clear message to the committee was that immediate as well as...

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Website

15 Aug 2017

GEN is a one-stop-shop for aged-care data. This website improves availability and accessibility of information for the community and stakeholders, by making it accessible for all levels of users.

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15 Aug 2017

Executive Summary

It is estimated that 64 000 people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition will become NDIS participants by 2019-2020.  For these people the Scheme presents a significant opportunity to increase supports and improve outcomes....

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Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Improving health and well-being and promoting equity in outcomes are long-standing goals of New Zealand governments (for example, Department of Health, 1989; King, 2000; Ryall, 2007; Ministry of Health, 2016a, 2016b).1 New Zealand’s publicly funded health system delivers millions of high-quality...

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Journal

14 Aug 2017

This issue of Policy Quarterly focuses on some of the important policy issues facing New Zealand as it enters the 2017 general election campaign. There are ten invited contributions from researchers drawn from a range of disciplines and perspectives. The topics covered are mostly those...

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14 Aug 2017

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released these 85 recommendations aimed at reforming the Australian criminal justice system, in order to provide a fairer response to victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

This report recommends a sweep of...

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Article

14 Aug 2017

“At the heart of the NDIS is the Australian goal of the fair go. The insurance model and the legislation are underpinned by this goal. If we stay true to this, the structures and the attitudes that disadvantage people with disabilities can be transformed. The mistakes in the implementation of...

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10 Aug 2017

The Victorian Government is committed to strengthening and safeguarding the rights of vulnerable Victorians. Community Visitors work with some of the most marginalised people in our community to voice their concerns and safeguard their rights. In responding to the recommendations of the...

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09 Aug 2017

There are many potential ways to improve access to cancer treatment options for RLC (Rare or Less Common) cancer patients, some more radical and feasible than others. In writing this report RCA focussed on recommendations that would lead to improvements for people with RLC cancers today and in...

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Research report

09 Aug 2017

In 2017 we’re celebrating twenty years of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led and focused health research – recognising the journey of the Lowitja Institute and the four associated Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs).

To mark this anniversary we have launched this publication, which...

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08 Aug 2017

This is the Sleep Health Foundation's third commissioned report since 2003. These reports provide the foundations for policy changes to improve the wellbeing, health and productivity of all Australians.

This report shows that four out of every ten Australians are suffering from inadequate...

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Chapter

08 Aug 2017

The chapter is structured as follows. A description of the data and methods used is given first. The first analytical section of this chapter provides new evidence about the number of 14–15 year olds who care for someone who is elderly or has a disability or long-term illness; and the primary...

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08 Aug 2017

Dementia is the gradual, progressive and irreversible decline in brain function. It is an umbrella term describing a syndrome, meaning it is characterised by multiple symptoms which may include difficulties with language, memory, perception, changes in personality and reduced cognitive skills....

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Guide

04 Aug 2017

The financing arrangements for health care in Australia are complex, reflecting both historical developments unique to Australia and its federal system of government.

Australia's health system is a mix of public and private health care. Broadly, publicly-financed health care primarily...

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Journal article

04 Aug 2017

Background: As age is not modifiable, pregnancy risk information based on age alone is unhelpful for older women.

Aim: To determine severe morbidity/mortality rates for women aged ≥35 years according to maternal profile based on parity, pre-existing...

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Commentary

03 Aug 2017

In the early morning, there can be few more beautiful places to walk than along the tropical foreshore of Townsville in north Queensland, with palms framing views across the sparkling waters to Magnetic Island and beyond. The trail leads past cafes, swimming spots, parks and a stunning cultural...

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02 Aug 2017

Earlier this year we co-authored a report based on data collected in the Youth Survey with the Black Dog Institute looking at young people and mental illness over the past five years; prior to that we produced a report on young people and homelessness. Both of these reports were...

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