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Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Repeal of Ministerial Responsibility for Approval of RU486) Bill 2005

This committee report canvasses a variety of views on the legislation but does not make any recommendation as to whether it should pass. The committee’s sole recommendation is that increased financial support be provided to improve sex education, make birth control measures more widely available...

The digital economy: Developments in participation and productivity

This speech by ACMA Chairman Chris Chapman: ? provides a snapshot of Australians? participation in the emerging digital economy; ? touches on some of the challenges to that participation; and ? considers the collaborative, multi-layered approach that ACMA sees as necessary in the changing media...

The cultural and creative industries: a review of the literature

This account takes a sixty year trip from 'The Culture Industry', through the 'cultural industries', ending at the 'creative industries'. Its main theme is the tension between culture and economics which lie at the heart of this terminology. This is not simply a question of...

Free to view digital television sales exceed 1.74 million

As at the end of June 2006 the estimated number of free to view digital television receivers sold to retailers and installers in the Australian market was in excess of 1,740,000 units. These figures include the sales of set top boxes, personal video recorders and...

Weaving the net: promoting mental health and wellness through resilient communities

This project focuses on the ways in which communities find things that, at the local level, provide support to people with a mental illness. In understanding this, the project explored how communities are resilient and how resilience can be further developed. The project focused on...

Shouting to be heard (2): Public service advertising in a changing television world

Broadcast and cable stations donated an average of 17 seconds an hour to public service advertisements, totaling one-half of one percent of all TV airtime, according to this study. The most frequent time period for PSAs to air was between midnight and 6 a.m., accounting...

Closing the gap on family violence: driving prevention and intervention through health policy

The paper will examine the role of family violence in determining health outcomes and life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. It will also analyse and discuss how national health policy and service delivery could embrace the goals of the National...
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Increasing bowel cancer screening participation: integrating population-wide, primary care and more targeted approaches

This paper describes the implementation, and evaluation where available, of Cancer Council Victoria programs to increase cancer screening participation, supported by a mix of own organisation and Victorian health department funding.

"People I can call on"

Nineteen people talked to Serious and Continuing Illness Policy and Practice Study (SCIPPS) researchers about what life was like living with chronic illness. They described the strengths they brought to experiences of living with chronic illness. Sharing stories and health information with friends and family...

Water quality guidelines for public aquatic facilities: managing public health risks

This guideline assists organisations and people who operate public aquatic facilities to reduce risks to public health. It also provides advice to local and state government environmental health officers to help fulfil their regulatory and advisory roles with respect to water quality.