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This girl can – Victoria: year 3 campaign report

This Girl Can – Victoria is shifting the way women see themselves (and others) being physically active and building a community of supportive and empowered women across Victoria.

Tobacco harm reduction: final report

In Australia, the current regulatory framework draws on existing laws that may apply to tobacco products, poisons, therapeutic goods, consumer goods and industrial chemicals. However, regulatory approaches to e-cigarettes vary between states and territories. This inquiry found that this inconsistency should be addressed, through the...

Investigation into the detention and treatment of public housing residents arising from a COVID-19 ‘hard lockdown’ in July 2020

The timing of the lockdown of the North Melbourne and Flemington public housing towers on 4 July 2020 was not based on direct health advice and violated Victorian human rights laws, this investigation by the Victorian Ombudsman has found. 
Journal article

Reflections on a highly unusual summer: bushfires, COVID-19 and mosquito-borne disease in NSW, Australia

This article argues that supporting the maintenance of mosquito monitoring and management programs while local authorities face competing priorities due to extreme natural disasters and/or public health events is critical.
Journal article

Converging crises: public interest journalism, the pandemic and public health

Public interest journalism has faced a longstanding funding crisis, cutbacks of staff and resources, and closures of newsrooms. This crisis is a critical public health concern, and it has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the pandemic has highlighted the important...

Planning and governance of COVID-19 procurements to increase the National Medical Stockpile

This audit examined whether the COVID-19 National Medical Stockpile (NMS) procurement requirement was met through effective planning and governance arrangements.

Report of the Inquiry into the Victorian government’s COVID–19 contact tracing system and testing regime

This report on the Inquiry into the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 contact tracing system and testing regime is the result of extensive research and consultation by the Legislative Council’s Legal and Social Issues Committee at the Parliament of Victoria. The Committee makes a number of recommendations...
Discussion paper

Ending HIV-related stigma for all

This discussion paper investigates the state of HIV-related stigma in New South Wales, its impacts, and how it can be addressed to improve outcomes, not only for those who are directly affected by it, but also to enhance efforts to end HIV transmissions for all.
Briefing paper

The world of government in 2021

Coronavirus has upended established politics and economics – and toppled some politicians. This briefing outlines some of the issues facing governments worldwide.
Discussion paper

Ending loneliness together in Australia

This white paper aims to highlight the growing problem of loneliness in Australia and its significant impact on the social, health, and economic wellbeing of the Australian community.