Final Report

Obesity epidemic in Australia

5 December 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-870-0

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Committee Membership (PDF 20KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 14KB)
Recommendations (PDF 20KB)
Executive summary (PDF 19KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 118KB)

Referral of inquiry and terms of reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Note on terminology and references
Background information
Childhood Obesity

Chapter 2 - Language, Stigma (PDF 45KB)


Chapter 3 - Obesity Strategy (PDF 804KB)

National Obesity Strategy

Chapter 4 - Food labelling (PDF 127KB)

Front-of-pack labelling (FoPL)

Chapter 5 - Reformulation (PDF 34KB)
Chapter 6 - Tax on sugary drinks (PDF 45KB)
Chapter 7 - Marketing and advertising of discretionary foods (PDF 60KB)

Link to obesity
Self-regulatory system

Chapter 8 - Education campaigns (PDF 40KB)
Chapter 9 - Health care interventions (PDF 98KB)

Interventions aimed at preventing childhood obesity
Primary care interventions

Chapter 10 - Community-based multi-strategy interventions (PDF 53KB)
Dissenting Report from the LP and PHON Senators (PDF 146KB)

National Obesity Taskforce
Health Star rating System
Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages
Marketing and advertising of discretionary food

Labor Senators' Dissenting Report (PDF 29KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions, additional information, answers to questions on notice and tabled documents (PDF 47KB)

Additional information
Answers to Questions on notice
Tabled documents

Appendix 2 - Public hearing and witnesses (PDF 64KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3555
Fax: +61 2 6277 3899