Australian Government Response to Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities – Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services

Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia, 2015

Status – CURRENT

The National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services ‘Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities’, highlighted the existing complexity, inefficiency and fragmentation of the mental health system and presented a compelling case for long-term sustainable reform. The Government’s response outlines 9  interconnected, concrete areas of reform:

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Gender equality and women’s empowerment strategy

Publisher: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australian Government, 2016

Status – CURRENT

This strategy applies to the work of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and other Australian government agencies delivering Official Development Assistance (ODA). This document outlines why and how we work on gender equality and women’s empowerment in foreign policy, in economic diplomacy and aid for trade, in the aid program, and in our corporate and human resource policies.

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Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream: Research Priorities

Publisher: Anrows, 2015

Status –CURRENT

This research stream is a priority within the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against women and their Children 2010 – 2022. The focus is on improving the quality of, and access to, perpetrator interventions.

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Chronic diseases in Australia: Targets, indicators and accountability – Policy forum report

Publisher: Australian Health Policy Collaboration, 2015

Status – CURRENT

At a forum on 25 November 2015, representatives from seven working groups and the broader public health sector came together to discuss chronic disease targets and indicators. The working groups covered the topics of mortality, morbidity and high risk populations; alcohol; salt; physical inactivity; tobacco; diabetes and obesity; and mental health.  Attendees supported development of a prevention scorecard.

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Achieving Women’s Equality: South Australia’s Women’s Policy

Publisher: Government of South Australia, 2015

Status – CURRENT

Achieving Women’s Equality sets out the key priorities for action to ensure the economic status, social inclusion, safety and wellbeing of South Australian women throughout their lives is improved and sustained. The Policy provides a framework to address gender equity across all facets of state government and partnerships with non-government organisations, business, local government and community groups (Summary Sheet 2015).

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Women’s Health Policy SA

Publisher: Government of South Australia, Office for Women

Status – CURRENT

This link to the South Australian Office for Women website provides the  framework for women’s health in the context of SA Strategic Plan.

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NATIONAL PLAN TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN SECOND ACTION PLAN TASMANIAN SECOND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN – MOVING AHEAD 2013-2016

Publisher: Tasmanian Government 2015

Status – CURRENT

This document is the Tasmanian Second Action Plan in response to the National Plan to reduce violence against women and their children. Second Implementation Plan for Tasmania, will be the continued implementation of Taking Action: Tasmania’s Primary Prevention Strategy to Reduce Violence Against Women and Children 2012-2022.

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Lesbian gay bisexual transgender and intersex health and wellbeing action plan for Victoria 2014-2018

Publisher: Victorian Government

Status – CURRENT

The Victorian Government’s priorities for improving health and wellbeing outcomes among LGBTI individuals and communities.

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Better Health for the Bush. A plan for safe, applicable healthcare for rural and remote Queensland

Publisher:  State of Queensland (Queensland Health), June 2014

Status – CURRENT

Better Health for the Bush expands on existing initiatives, bringing together local and statewide perspectives. It details wide reaching health system innovations and protocols, as recommended by the SRRCN, which are being implemented across the state.

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Pregnancy Terminations: Summary of the New Law Fact Sheet

Publisher: Department Health and Human Services Tasmania

Status – CURRENT

This resource explains the recent changes to abortion legislation in Tasmania. Key words: Terminations; Abortion; Legislation.

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