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Policy report

Fat chance: why sugar taxes won't work

Does a case exist for a sugar tax? That is the question this report seeks to answer by reviewing the evidence of previous studies. It asks if a sugar tax, in reality a soda tax, will accomplish what it sets out to achieve - making...

Australia’s foodborne illness reduction strategy 2018 – 2021+: consultation document

Foodborne illness is not a local issue and a coherent approach is required to tackle the challenges effectively. The experience of countries that have focussed on reducing foodborne illness nationally indicates the best opportunity for success.

Improving Victoria's air quality

This audit examined whether Victoria’s air quality meets national standards for pollutant components such as ozone and particulate matter.

Report on government services 2007: Indigenous compendium

Produced by the Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision, this report contains all Indigenous data reported in the Report on Government Services 2007.
Journal article

Using appreciative inquiry methodology to develop a weight management program for obese children in New Zealand

Paediatric obesity predicts adult obesity, and alarming new data in New Zealand reveals that obesity among the young continues to rise.

Report on the Inquiry into the use and marketing of electronic cigarettes and personal vaporisers in Australia

The emergence of electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) in the past decade has required governments around the world to grapple with how to regulate this product.

Annual report on drinking water quality in Victoria 2016-17

This annual report summarises Victoria’s drinking water quality performance and the department’s activities during the 2016–17 reporting period. It provides a synopsis of drinking water quality across Victoria; water agency reports providing greater detail are available from their websites.

Linking climate and health in the Pacific

LAST MONTH at the World Health Organisation conference on climate change in Copenhagen, WHO experts outlined the impact of climate change on human health, and how improvements in environmental conditions could reduce the global disease burden by more than 25 per cent. The WHO has...
Journal article

Does sports club participation contribute to health-related quality of life?

This study examines 2345 women in rural Victoria to determine the effects of sports club participation on quality of life. The study then compares the efficacy of club participation to other forms of physical activity.
Data portal

Tracking progress against the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023

This report is a data visualisation tool for tracking progress against the twenty Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023. It presents data for each of the goals, and assesses progress against the goals at the national level.