Diabetes inquiry to speak with the Department of Health and Aged Care

Issue date: Thursday, 29 February 2024

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A public hearing will be held on Friday, 1 March 2024 at Parliament House in Canberra as part of the House Health Committee’s inquiry into diabetes.

The Department of Health and Aged Care will give evidence about the Australian Government’s work on addressing diabetes and obesity. The Committee will also hear evidence from the Department of Education about the role of the Australian Curriculum in supporting young Australians to develop healthy habits and skills, and Jess Hart, who lives with type 1 diabetes, about her experiences travelling with diabetes devices.

The Chair of the Committee, Dr Mike Freelander MP, said: ‘Throughout the inquiry, the Committee has heard about different ways to improve the way we prevent, diagnose and manage diabetes and obesity in Australia. We will explore these ideas in more detail with the Department of Health and Aged Care at our public hearing on Friday.’

The Deputy Chair of the Committee, Mrs Melissa McIntosh MP, said: ‘We are looking forward to hearing from the Department of Education about ways that the Australian Curriculum can positively influence the health and wellbeing of young people and help them to develop life-long healthy habits.’

The Committee intends to hold further public hearings throughout March 2024. Details and dates for further public hearings will be available on the Committee’s website as they are announced.

Public hearing

Date: Friday, 1 March 2024
Time: 8.45am – 12.30pm AEDT (Canberra time)
Location: Committee Room 1R3, Parliament House, Canberra

A program for the public hearing is available on the inquiry website. A live audio stream of the hearing will also be available on the APH website.

Media inquiries

Dr Mike Freelander MP – Committee Chair
(02) 4620 0293

Mrs Melissa McIntosh MP – Committee Deputy Chair
(02) 4722 0600

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4145

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