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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Page: 6115

Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (15:34): I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 March 2013:

Australia's domestic response to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health report, Closing the gap within a generation, including the:

(a) Government's response to other relevant WHO reports and declarations;

(b) impacts of the Government's response;

(c) extent to which the Commonwealth is adopting a social determinants of health approach through:

(i) relevant Commonwealth programs and services,

(ii) the structures and activities of national health agencies, and

(iii) appropriate Commonwealth data gathering and analysis; and

(d) scope for improving awareness of social determinants of health:

(i) in the community,

(ii) within government programs, and

(iii) amongst health and community service providers.

Question agreed to.