Western Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Policy

Western Australian Government – Department of Health 2019

The Policy recognises that women’s experiences of health and wellbeing differ to men’s and that health and wellbeing outcomes are shaped by biomedical and genetic factors health behaviours and the health system in which they live.

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Files/Corporate/general%20documents/Health%20Networks/Womens%20health%20and%20wellbeing%20policy/WA-Womens-Health-and-Wellbeing-Policy.pdf

Ending Family Violence Victoria’s Plan for Change

Publisher:  Victorian Government 2017

Status – CURRENT

First ever plan to ending family violence in Victoria which responds to the 277 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence

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Safe and Strong A Victorian Equality Strategy

Publisher: Victorian Government  2017

Status – CURRENT

First Victorian Gender Equality Strategy, Safe and Strong, sets out a framework for enduring and sustained action over time. We aim to progressively build the attitudinal and behavioural change required to reduce violence against women and deliver gender equality. The Strategy draws on global evidence of what works in gender equality.

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Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Key Priorities 2017-2020

Publisher: Victorian Government 2017

Status – CURRENT

This document, the first Australian sexual and reproductive health strategy, outlines the right to healthy and respectful relationships, inclusive, safe and appropriate services, access to accurate information, and effective and affordable methods of family planning and fertility regulation.

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National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions

Publisher: Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council 2017

Status – CURRENT

Acknowledging that chronic conditions are the leading cause of illness disability and death in Australia, the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions supports Australia’s international commitments and provides national guidance for a multisectoral response in the prevention and management of chronic conditions.

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Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services

Publisher: Productivity Commission, Canberra, 2016

Status – CURRENT

Preliminary findings report.  This preliminary findings report was released on 22 September 2016. You are invited to examine the preliminary findings report and make written submissions by Thursday 27 October 2016.  The study report will be released in November. Areas discussed include health reform, policy, evidence and planning.

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A health system that supports contraceptive choice

Publisher: Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, 2016

Status – CURRENT

The report by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, which was funded by MSD  in Australia, states that inadequate Medicare rebates are one of the key reasons women are not offered more effective and less user-dependent methods of contraception.  The  report identifies unplanned pregnancy as “a key health issue for women in Australia”. It calls for increased Medicare  funding for contraception services, including the extension of Medicare items to include nurses working in GP clinics who insert and remove different types of long-acting reversible  contraceptive devices.

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Investing in women’s mental health: strengthening the foundations for women, families and the Australian economy

Publisher: Australian Health Policy Collaboration, April 2016

Status – CURRENT

This paper makes a case for a new and comprehensive policy approach to improving women’s mental health across the life course. This requires a commitment to identifying gendered risk factors and tackling them through protective public policy measures. The paper proposes actions to federal, state and territories governments, primary health networks, service providers and all local, regional and national bodies in order to translate that commitment into meaningful and measurable policy implementation

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COAG Advisory Panel on Reducing Violence against Women and their Children FINAL REPORT

Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia, 2016

Status – CURRENT

This report investigates the destructive impact of violence against women and their children in Australia.and recommends a new approach to achieve lasting change.  The recommendations are designed to inform the Third Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

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Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence: Summary and recommendations

Publisher: State of Victoria, March 2016

Status – CURRENT

In response to a number of family violence related deaths in Victoria, The Commission was asked to make practical recommendations to achieve the following outcomes: prevention, early intervention, support, perpetrator accountability, systematic response, community and government response, evaluation and measurement of the success of strategies, frameworks, policies, programs and services introduced to put a stop family violence.

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