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Public health

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Building a food system that works for everyone

This report puts forward a series of recommendations for the UK and devolved governments, as well as local authorities, to start addressing the many challenges currently facing the UK food system. In particular, the authors hope to inform the government’s National Food Strategy, which is...
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Kicking the gas habit: How gas is harming our health

Decades of aggressive marketing to Australians has led to several misconceptions about gas. This report is about Australia’s gas industry, the threat it poses to our health, and the way out of kicking the gas habit for a cleaner, healthier and more prosperous future.
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2020 hindsight: the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

This report looks back on the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic and report on what we have seen, primarily through the lens of complaints received from individuals about the actions taken by NSW Government agencies.
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Disability support workers: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and communication needs

Between March and April 2021, researchers from the University of Melbourne and UNSW Canberra conducted an online survey of over 350 disability support workers (DSWs) about their opinions and needs surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. This report outlines the survey findings.
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Risky drinking social worlds in Victoria: a social media analysis

Alcohol use is at the forefront of public health policy in Australia. The findings in this report provide a catalyst for further in-depth and longitudinal analysis of qualitative and quantitative social media data to help policy-makers develop more effective interventions to deal with the problem...
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Re-awakening Australia: the economic cost of sleep disorders in Australia, 2010

This report was commissioned by the Sleep Health Foundation to re-estimate the cost of sleep disorders based on updated cost information and developments in the literature, which result in different methodology from the previous analysis.
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Rise and try to shine: the social and economic cost of sleep disorders in Australia

This report provides a comprehensive case for an awareness and prevention strategy of sleep disorders and their consequences.
Policy report

A right to come home? Repatriation rights and policy in Australia

A key pillar of Australia’s success in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic has been its closure of international borders. This paper addresses the principal issues concerning repatriation policy, and sets out recommendations to address deficiencies.
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Legislative leadership in the time of COVID-19

This report finds that safeguarding democracy and improving government responses to health emergencies requires us to strengthen legislatures. On this basis, it recommends that international donors, civil society groups and governments themselves should focus on five key areas of reform.
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Impacts of COVID-19 on Stolen Generations survivors

This paper examines the impact of COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on Stolen Generations survivors. It highlights how the restrictions aimed at protecting survivors are at the same time negatively impacting their physical and mental health and wellbeing.