Terms of Reference

The Select Committee into the obesity epidemic in Australia, established on 16 May 2018 to inquire into and report on 14 August 2018, on the following matters:

  1. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in Australia and changes in these rates over time;
  2. The causes of the rise in overweight and obesity in Australia;
  3. The short and long-term harm to health associated with obesity, particularly in children in Australia;
  4. The short and long-term economic burden of obesity, particularly related to obesity in children in Australia;
  5. The effectiveness of existing policies and programs introduced by Australian governments to improve diets and prevent childhood obesity;
  6. Evidence-based measures and interventions to prevent and reverse childhood obesity, including experiences from overseas jurisdictions;
  7. The role of the food industry in contributing to poor diets and childhood obesity in Australia; and
  8. any other related matters.

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
seniorclerk.committees.sen@aph.gov.au

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