Getting Australia's Health On Track 2021

Jora Broerse, Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic, Rachel Brisbane, Gary Sachs, Kristy Bolton, Maximilian De Courten, Todd Harper, Kypros Kypri, Michael Livingstone, Adrian Bauman, Jamie-Lee Maple, Philip Batterham, Mark Morgan, Kevin Mc Namara, Rosemary Calder

Research output: Book/ReportOther reportProfessional


The priority policy actions are to:
1. introduce a 20% health levy on sugar sweetened beverages;
2. protect children and young people from unhealthy food and beverage marketing through comprehensive and consistent regulation;
3. reduce salt content in processed foods and promote potassium as a sodium substitute;
4. implement consistent volumetric tax on all alcohol products and increase the current taxation rate;
5. restrict late supply and concentrated supply of alcohol by preventing alcohol sales after 3am and restrict alcohol delivery between10am and 10pm;
6. invest in development and evaluation of evidence-based school-based alcohol
prevention programs;
7. re-invest in mass media information and expand smoking cessation supports to maintain and further reduce smoking rates, particularly among priority population groups and communities with continuing high rates of smoking;
8. implement a national physical activity plan, invest in active travel and walking infrastructure for all ages and abilities and enhance access for all through a voucher scheme;
9. include physical health checks as core components of all mental health care plans;
10. establish sustainable vocational individual placement and support programs nationally for people with moderate and severe persistent mental illness;
11. establish systematic screening for biomedical risk factors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherAustralian Health Policy Collaboration
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameGetting Australia's Health On Track
PublisherAustralia Health Policy Collaboration, Mitchell Institute, Victoria University


Dive into the research topics of 'Getting Australia's Health On Track 2021'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this