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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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Investing in Women’s Futures – South Australia’s Women’s Economic Blueprint

Publisher: Government of South Australia Office for Women, 2016

Status – CURRENT

Building on previously developed policy, Achieving Women’s Equality in 2015, the Investing in Women’s Futures, among other things, focuses on gender pay gaps and financial literacy.

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A High Price to Pay: The Economic Case for Preventing Violence Against Women

Publisher:  Our Watch, Victorian Health  Promotion Foundation, PWC, 2015

Status – CURRENT

This report demonstrates that the cost of violence against  women to society remains high and is increasing. At the same  time, there are significant potential cost savings and other  economic and social benefits to be gained from primary  prevention strategies that improve equality in relationships  and society.

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Advocacy for safety and empowerment: State of knowledge paper

Publisher: Anrows, 2015

Status – CURRENT

This paper analyses critical, policy, service and research literature on responses to Aboriginal women experiencing family and domestic violence in Australia; focusing on non-legal and non-clinical services and women’s specialist services in regional and remote settings. As a critical review, the paper highlights problems in using ideas of “effectiveness” and “success” to drive objectives in service delivery; and seeks to re-centre aspirations for empowerment alongside those for safety.

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Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse

Publisher: Clearinghouse – Current

Status – CURRENT

Women’s Health Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation focussed on improving the lives of Victorian women. WHV undertake strategic health promotion and advocacy to improve women’s health,and provide a number of direct services.  The WHV Clearinghouse is an information service and library that supports the work of Women’s Health Victoria, and builds the capacity of others to incorporate a gendered approach to health.  The Clearinghouse specialises in women’s health policy, health promotion, preventative health, health determinants, and advocacy in the Australian and Victorian context.

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National LGBTI Health Alliance – Research and Policy

Publisher: National LGBTI Health Alliance – Current

Status – CURRENT

Part of the National  LBTI Health Alliance website, the Research and and Policy section contains a broad range of documents including Consultations, Submissions, Policy Articles, Monitoring and Research, as well as a Knowledge Hub which includes presentations, Mind Out webinars, etc.

2nd National LGBTI – Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable Report

Publisher: National LGBTI Health Alliance, 2014

Status – CURRENT

Looks at the specific needs of ageing LBTI women, and provides recommendations to government policy and to service providers.

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Women’s Health 2014 : AMA Position Statement

Publisher: Australian Medical Association, 2014

Status – CURRENT

This position statement outlines the Australian Medical Association’s position on women’s health. It incorporates guiding principles that include a social model of health and recognises the gender inequities that women face. It outlines their position on prevention and health promotion; across women’s life span; from issue specific e.g. mental health and violence against women and for specific groups of women.

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Millenium development goals [Australia’s progress]

Publisher: Australia. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, November 2013

Status – CURRENT

Outlines Australia’s contribution to global progress towards the MDGs, mainly through foreign aid.

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A Case Study of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Australia

Published: 2013

Status – CURRENT

This research study provides consideration for the impact of the development of Australian budget policy and decisions and the impact on gender equality. Building on international efforts this research study gives credence to the negative impact budget policy can have when not viewed through the lens of gender.

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