House of Representatives Committees

Mens' health: Summary report of a seminar

The Committee tabled its summary report Mens' Health on 1 December 1997. Copies of the summary report are available in PDF (42KB).

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs has responsibility for monitoring the portfolio areas of health and family services, immigration and multicultural affairs, social security and veterans' and youth affairs. As part of this responsibility, Members of the Committee identified men's health as an issue that required more public discussion by being debated by the Parliament through the work of the Committee.

The Men's Health Seminar was convened on 29 September 1997, in order to gather information from a range of academics, general practitioners, health workers and other experts to give Committee Members a broad overview of the complex issues involved. The seminar also provided an opportunity for peak health, community and men's support organisations to exchange information and contribute to the discussion on key issues that need to be addressed in this area.

Aspects of youth suicide: Summary report of a seminar

The Committee tabled its summary report Aspects of Youth Suicide on 2 June 1997. Copies of the summary report are available in PDF (42KB).

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs has responsibility for monitoring the portfolio areas of Health and family services, immigration and multicultural affairs, social security and veterans' and youth affairs. As part of this responsiblity, Members of the Committee identified Australia's high rate of youth suicide as a problem to be highlighted by the Parliament and brought into focus by the Committee.

The Aspects of Youth Suicide seminar was convened on 28 February 1997, in order to gather information from a range of expert sources and to give Committee Members a comprehensive overview of the issues involved. The seminar also provided an invaluable opportunity for peak health and community groups, local organisations and youth workers, academics and professionals to exchange information about suicide prevention programmes throughout Australia.

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