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Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2010

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia








Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2010



(1)           Page 2 (after line 12), after clause 2, insert:

2A Objects and functions

             (1)  The object of this Act is to establish an Agency to advise on and manage national preventive health programs.

             (2)  The Agency established by this Act:

                     (a)  should have the capacity to effectively monitor, evaluate and build evidence; and

                     (b)  should facilitate a national prevention research infrastructure to answer the fundamental research questions about effectiveness and best practice; and

                     (c)  should provide resources and advice for national, state and local policies; and

                     (d)  should generate new partnerships for workplace, community and school interventions; and

                     (e)  should assist in the development of the prevention workforce; and

                      (f)  should coordinate and implement a national approach to social marketing.

             (3)  The functions of the Agency and its CEO are to be interpreted in accordance with these objects.