About this inquiry

Following a referral on 13 September 2018 from the Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, the Committee will inquire into and report on Sleep Health Awareness in Australia.


Past Public Hearings

11 Feb 2019: Canberra, ACT
06 Feb 2019: East Melbourne, VIC
05 Feb 2019: Sydney, NSW

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Inquiry Status

Report tabled

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Terms of Reference

The Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport will inquire into and report on sleep health awareness in Australia, in particular:

  1. The potential and known causes, impacts and costs (economic and social) of inadequate sleep and sleep disorders on the community;

  2. Access to, support and treatment available for individuals experiencing inadequate sleep and sleep disorders, including those who are: children and adolescents, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, living in rural, regional and remote areas, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander;

  3. Education, training and professional development available to healthcare workers in the diagnosis, treatment and management of individuals experiencing inadequate sleep and sleep disorders;

  4. Workplace awareness, practices and assistance available to those who may be impacted by inadequate sleep or sleep disorders, with a focus on: rostering practices for shift workers, heavy-work requirements, and the transport industry as compared to international best practice; and

  5. Current national research and investment into sleep health and sleeping disorders.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
CANBERRA
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4145
Fax: 02 6277 4427
Health.Reps@aph.gov.au

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