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COMMUNITY AFFAIRS REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

The Chair of the Community Affairs References Committee (Senator Siewert), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 3—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 put and passed.