The Silent Disease

Report on the Inquiry into Hepatitis C in Australia

Tabled: 25 June 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015

ISBN 978-1-74366-274-8 Printed version
ISBN 978-1-74366-275-5 HTML version

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Preliminary Pages
(PDF 132 KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 131 KB)
Chapter 2 - Overview – Hepatitis C in Australia (PDF 271 KB)
Chapter 3 - Living with Hepatitis C (PDF 284 KB)
Chapter 4 - Testing and Treatment (PDF 291 KB)
Chapter 5 - Reaching Populations at High Risk of Infection (PDF 483 KB)
Appendix A - Submissions (PDF 42 KB)
Appendix B - Exhibits (PDF 68 KB)
Appendix C - Hearings and Witnesses (PDF 72 KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Standing Committee on Health
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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About this inquiry

Hepatitis C is a serious health issue in Australia, with the latest data indicating that 230 000 people live with a chronic, long-lasting infection. The Standing Committee on Health will inquire into and report on Hepatitis C in Australia.

Past Public Hearings

04 May 2015: Canberra
20 Mar 2015: Canberra
10 Mar 2015: West Perth


Inquiry Status

Report tabled on 25 June 2015

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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