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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Tasmanian Women’s Health Plan

Publisher: Tasmanian Government

Status – CURRENT

1. Economic Security and Financial Independence
2. Education and Training
3. Health and Wellbeing
4. Housing and Homelessness
5. Leadership and Community Participation 6. Safety and Justice

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Queensland Youth Strategy : connecting young Queenslanders 2013

Publisher: Queensland. Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, 2013

Status – CURRENT

The strategy outlines the Queensland government’s plan for connecting young Queenslanders with families, friends and social networks; to education; to health and wellbeing; to volunteering and participation; to supports and services and to arts and culture.

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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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Western Australian women’s health strategy 2012–2015

Publisher: Western Australia : Department of Health. Women and Newborn Health Service, 2013

Status – CURRENT

The aim of the Strategy is to improve the health and wellbeing of Western Australian women and particularly those women who are at most risk. It promotes substantive equality and social inclusion by focusing on priority areas and particular high risk groups of women that need targeted action. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience poorer health across almost all health areas compared to non-Indigenous women. As such, the health of Aboriginal women in Western Australia is the benchmark for all women in the State.

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NSW Health Framework for Women’s Health 2013

Publisher: NSW Ministry of Health 2013

Status – CURRENT

Women’s health priorities across the life stages.

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Policy Scorecard for Gender Mainstreaming: gender equity in health policy

Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, April 2013

Status – CURRENT

Despite Australia’s leadership in women’s health policy, its health policies are largely devoid of gender equity concerns at both national and state levels. Mainstreaming of gender equity outcomes has not yet occurred in Australia.

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South Australian sexually transmitted infections action plan 2012-2015

South Australia. Department of Health and Ageing, 2012

Status – CURRENT

This action plan addresses the public health challenges resulting from Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs). The objectives of the plan are to coordinate STI action, promote awareness, prevention and testing, support providers of care, and to improve services.

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Victoria’s action plan to address violence against women and children 2012-2015

Publisher: Victoria. Department of Human Services, 2012

Status – CURRENT

The plan outlines the Victorian Government’s approach to reducing violence against women and children. The plan sets out action across the prevention, early intervention and response stages. The plan is Victoria’s jurisdictional implementation of the National plan to reduce violence against women and their children.

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