Terms of Reference

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport will inquire into and report on diabetes. The Committee will investigate:

  1. The causes of diabetes (type 1, type 2 and gestational) in Australia, including risk factors such as genetics, family history, age, physical inactivity, other medical conditions and medications used

  2. New evidence-based advances in the prevention, diagnosis and management of diabetes, in Australia and internationally

  3. The broader impacts of diabetes on Australia’s health system and economy;

  4. Any interrelated health issues between diabetes and obesity in Australia, including the relationship between type 2 and gestational diabetes and obesity, the causes of obesity and the evidence-base in the prevention, diagnosis and management of obesity; and

  5. The effectiveness of current Australian Government policies and programs to prevent, diagnose and manage diabetes.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4145

About this inquiry

Following a referral on 24 May 2023 from the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP, the Committee will inquire into and report on Diabetes.

Track Inquiry

Past Public Hearings

22 Mar 2024: Canberra
20 Mar 2024: Canberra
08 Mar 2024: DARWIN


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


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