House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing

Owning Institution

Recently added resources


8 Jul 2011

Every year in Australia suicide claims the lives of around 2000 Australians placing it ahead of road traffic accidents and skin cancer as a cause of death.

For young people aged 15 to 24, it is the number one cause of death. Despite this,...


24 Mar 2010

This report details the committee’s inquiry activities in relation to cross-border health issues including tuberculosis, malaria, and sexually transmitted diseases.

It also examines other regional health issues including the rise of non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes; the health impacts of climate change;...


13 Aug 2007

This report presents an introduction to the current state of breastfeeding in Australia, outlining existing programs that are working well but indicating that these would benefit from more support and increased awareness by the community of the importance of breastfeeding. It examines the health benefits...


12 Dec 2006

An ageing population, health workforce shortages, the rate of development of new health technologies and rising community expectations mean that ongoing reform of the Australian health system is needed. Wide-ranging health funding reforms on issues such as a national health agenda, training and dental care...

Items published/produced 4