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Foreword: Within the context of the National Drug Strategy 2010-2015, the National Pharmaceutical Drug Misuse Framework for Action identifies national priorities and provides a guide for actions to minimise the harms to individuals, families and communities from pharmaceutical drug misuse.
The goals of...
This document outlines a further $2.2 billion in funds for the National Health and Hospitals Network over four years, announced in the 2010–11 budget.
Are funded include hospitals, primary health care, training and support for nurses, mental health and aged care.
During the 2010 election the Gillard Government committed to developing Australia’s first National Food Plan to provide a vision for our food future. The National Food Plan is a roadmap for the future of Australia’s food industry. Australia’s food industry stands at a gateway to...
This review was conducted to ascertain the effectiveness of the Low Aromatic Fuel Act 2013 in meeting its primary object: “to enable special measures to be taken to reduce potential harm to the health of people, including Aboriginal persons and Torres Strait Islanders, living in...
In October 2008, the National Preventative Health Taskforce released a discussion paper, Australia: The healthiest country by 2020 and three associated technical papers on obesity, tobacco and alcohol.
These documents formed the basis for conducting consultations and calling for public submissions. The Taskforce publicly...
The Prime Minister reports annually on progress in Closing the Gap. This is the fourth annual report, tabled in Parliament on 15 February 2012.
According to the report: "This Closing the Gap report shows that the foundations for overcoming Indigenous disadvantage are now in...
The Australian government has made a commitment to tackling suicide within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through increased investment for suicide prevention activity that is specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities. The strategy has been informed by extensive community...
This discussion paper asked people with disabilities and their families, friends and carers to identify the main barriers to their full participation in the economic and social life of the community.