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Australia's massive experiment in gun control saw a million firearms, or one third of the nation's private arsenal destroyed, then a million new, but different guns imported. Sixteen years after firearm laws were tightened, gun homicide remains 50-60% lower, and the nation has not seen...
There is increasing Australian and international interest in integrated planning that promotes health and wellbeing. Melbourne is experiencing unprecedented rapid population growth, especially in the outer suburban Growth Areas to the north and west. This is creating public health challenges associated with low-density, single land-use,...
One of Australia’s greatest challenges is the elimination of the gap between the developmental outcomes of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in the early years of life. This paper reviews existing research and presents strategies to improve early childhood development among Indigenous Australians.
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...
Introduction: In 2010–11, there were 132 570 workers’ compensation claims for serious work-related injuries or illnesses. This equates to an incidence rate of 13.1 serious claims per 1000 employees.Preliminary data for 2011–12 show there were 128 050 serious workers’ compensation claims, which...
This report finds that little progress is being made in preventing and managing osteoporosis in Australia.
This report updates previous burden of disease analysis undertaken in 2001 and 2007, and shows little progress is being made in preventing and managing...
This study investigate what supports and constrains walking for older adults.
This paper presents a set of performance indicators for monitoring neonatal hearing screening activity in Australia at a national level, to help measure how well neonatal hearing screening is achieving its aims.
Each year in Australia approximately 551 children are born...
This report argues that Australia has a long way to go before consumers pay fair prices for pharmaceuticals.
Grattan Institute’s March 2013 report, Australia’s bad drug deal, showed that Australians paid more than $1 billion a year too much for prescription...
This report outlines a proposed approach to monitoring access to, and utilisation of, pulmonary rehabilitation and long term oxygen therapy, by capitalising on existing data sources and identifying data development opportunities.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of...