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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Page: 8660


Senator DI NATALE (Victoria) (15:36): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for 36 million of the 57 million deaths that occurred globally in 2008, comprising mainly cardio vascular disease, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung disease,

   (ii) to guide the prevention of NCDs, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been consulting throughout 2011 and 2012 on a comprehensive global monitoring framework, including indicators, and a set of voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs, and

   (iii) the framework will be finalised at a formal member state consultation meeting at the WHO in Geneva from 5 November to 7 November 2012, where the Australian Government will be in attendance; and

(b) calls on the Government to:

   (i) support the adoption of the full set of 10 targets as specified in the WHO’s Third Discussion Paper, dated 25 July 2012, on a comprehensive global monitoring framework, including indicators, and a set of voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs,

   (ii) support the target on alcohol of a 10 per cent relative reduction in overall alcohol consumption, and

   (iii) inform the Senate of its position on the comprehensive global monitoring framework, including indicators, and global targets in advance of the WHO formal member states consultation meeting in November.

Question negatived.