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Inquiry into Obesity in Australia

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The Committee is no longer accepting submissions for the inquiry into obesity in Australia. Documents received will now be considered as correspondence. They will be seen by the Committee but will not be authorised for publication.

Submissions for this inquiry are listed below in Portable Document Format (PDF). If an alternative format ie hard copy or large print is required, please contact the Committee Secretariat. For more information on submissions, please refer to our brochure on preparing a submission.

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There is currently a total of 158 submissions excluding supplementary submissions in the following list.

  1. Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation (PDF 170KB)
  2. Ms Melanie Rieger (PDF 161KB)
  3. Research Australia (PDF 189KB)
  4. Ms Susanna Scurry (PDF 98KB)
  5. Weight Management Services, The Children's Hospital at Westmead (PDF 689KB)
  6. Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise, The University of Sydney (PDF 728KB)
  7. The Parents Jury (PDF 490KB)
  8. Baker Heart Research Institute (PDF 214KB)
  9. Alzheimer's Australia (PDF 219KB)
  10. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (PDF 238KB)
  11. Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (PDF 1081KB)
  12. Professor Roger Magnusson (PDF 577KB)
  13. The University of Melbourne Obesity Consortium (PDF 849KB)
  14. Sydney Medical Weight-Loss Centre (PDF 1037KB)
  15. Women and Newborn Health Service Department of Health, WA (PDF 126KB)
  16. Foundation for Advertising Research (PDF 331KB)
  17. The Australian Psychological Society Ltd (PDF 1259KB)
  18. Name Withheld (PDF 50KB)
  19. Professor Jan Wright(PDF 479KB)
  20. The Austrailan Association of National Advertisers (PDF 647KB)
  21. National Rural Health Alliance Inc. (PDF 1855KB)
  22. Queensland Association of School Tuckshops Inc. (PDF 209KB)
  23. Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University (PDF 281KB)
  24. Lachesis Biosciences (PDF 142KB)
  25. WA Country Health Service (PDF 117KB)
  26. Mr Daryl Sadgrove (PDF 139KB)
  27. Australian Physiotherapy Association (PDF 489KB)
  28. ACT Health (PDF 344KB)
  29. Outdoor Council of Australia Inc (PDF 1558KB)
  30. The Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health (PDF 887KB)
  31. Horticulture Australia Ltd (PDF 1062KB)
  32. Bunbury Community Health Service (PDF 837KB)
  33. Wesley Weight Management Clinic (PDF 6544KB)
  34. Centre for Physical Activity Across the Lifespan, Australian Catholic University (PDF 1291KB)
  35. Australian Federation of Australia Ltd (PDF 448KB)
  36. Australian Nut Industry Council and Nuts for Life (PDF 1067KB)
  37. Bushwalking Australia (PDF 959KB)
  38. Children's Nutrition Research Centre, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland (PDF 211KB)
  39. Ms Megan Forster, The University of Queensland (PDF 86KB)
  40. Supplementary to submission 39:
    Ms Megan Forster, The University of Queensland (PDF 106KB)

  1. Associate Professor Katherine Samaras, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney (PDF 489KB)
  2. Coalition on Food Advertising to Children (PDF 378KB)
  3. Infant Formula Manufacturers Association of Austraila Inc. (PDF 733KB)
  4. Ms Margarita Tsiros (PDF 125KB)
  5. Fitness Australia (PDF 590KB)
  6. Tasmanian Breastfeeding Coalition (PDF 276KB)
  7. Centre for Obesity Research and Education (PDF 657KB)
  8. Young Media Australia (PDF 953KB)
  9. Fit2play, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Foundation Inc. (PDF 508KB)
  10. Australian General Practice Network (PDF 926KB)
  11. National Children's Youth and Law Centre (PDF 519KB)
  12. Department of Health, Western Australia (PDF 2203KB)
  13. Name Withheld (PDF 83KB)
  14. South Australian Government (PDF 1184KB)
  15. Australian Food and Grocery Council (PDF 4107KB)
  16. Lifestyle Medicine Pty Ltd (PDF 568KB)
  17. Queensland Health (PDF 119KB)
  18. Mr Rory Poulter (PDF 432KB)
  19. Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (PDF 406KB)
  20. VicHealth (PDF 1446KB)
  21. The Centre for Independent Studies (PDF 3220KB)
  22. Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (PDF 554KB)
  23. LOOK (Lifestyle of Our Kids) (PDF 1426KB)
  24. Australian Hypnotherapists' Association (PDF 305KB)
  25. Sports Medicine Australia (PDF 174KB)
  26. Mr Nicholas Pucius (PDF 3932KB)
  27. Professor Wendy Brown (PDF 484KB)
  28. Bluearth Institute (PDF 7025KB)
  29. Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney (PDF 890KB)

  30. Attachment 1 (PDF 1289KB)     Attachment 2 (PDF 768KB)

  31. Recreation, Sports and Aquatics Club (PDF 415KB)
  32. Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney (PDF 578KB)
  33. SlimMinds (PDF 1883KB)
  34. Professor Colin Binns (PDF 586KB)
  35. Public Health Information Development Unit (PDF 1449KB)
  36. Merck Sharp and Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd (PDF 1897KB)
  37. Allergan (PDF 2844KB)
  38. Confectionary Manufacturers of Australasia Ltd (PDF 260KB)
  39. Planning Institute Australia (PDF 329KB)
  40. National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University (PDF 1226KB)
  41. National Seniors Australia (PDF 1254KB)
  42. Sanofi Aventis (PDF 812KB)
  43. Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, The University of Sydney (PDF 539KB)
  44. Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PDF 420KB)
  45. Free TV Australia (PDF 1823KB)
  46. Nutrition Australia (PDF 675KB)
  47. Australian Bureau of Statistics (PDF 762KB)
  48. Royal Children's Hospital, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (PDF 536KB)
  49. Choice (PDF 1134KB)
  50. McDonalds Restaurants Australia Ltd (PDF 507KB)
  51. Council on the Ageing, SA (PDF 1554KB)
  52. Diabetes Australia NSW (PDF 819KB)
  53. Dietitians Association of Australia (PDF 836)
  54. Diabetes Australia (PDF 792KB)
  55. TeleMedCare (PDF 3898KB)
  56. Obesity Policy Coalition (PDF 11,548KB)
  57. WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University (PDF 2693KB)
  58. Australian Unity (PDF 615KB)
  59. Australian Beverages Council (PDF 2MB)
  60. Associate Professor Jeff Walkley, RMIT University (PDF 546KB)
  61. Mr Geoff Russell (PDF 285KB)
  62. ACHPER Vic Branch (PDF 139KB)
  63. Public Health Association Australia (PDF 667KB)
  64. Healthy Changes (PDF 716KB)
  65. Australian Nursing Federation (PDF 1MB)
  66. Name Withheld (PDF 176KB)
  67. SP Health Co (PDF 240KB)
  68. Heart Foundation (PDF 3.8MB)
  69. Ms Pauline Hancock (PDF 55KB)
  70. Tasmanian Government (PDF 959KB)
  71. Cancer Council of Australia (PDF 1.1MB)
  72. Mr David Brigden (PDF 359KB)
  73. Australian Little Athletics (PDF 8.6MB)
  74. Mrs Christianne Goss (PDF 155KB)
  75. CSIRO Human Nutrition (PDF 3.6MB)
  76. Dr Trevor Beard, University of Tasmania (PDF 743KB)
  77. Australian Sports Commission (PDF 584KB)
  78. Mr Michael Mathai, Victoria University (PDF 723KB)
  79. Mr Paul Jones (PDF 277KB)
  80. Association of Health Professions NSW (PDF 69KB)
  81. Woolworths Ltd (PDF 1391KB)
  82. Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (PDF 1721KB)
  83. National Association of Retail Grocers of Australia (PDF 99KB)
  84. Australian Medical Association (PDF 136KB)
  85. Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health(PDF 299KB)
  86. Johnson and Johnson Medical Pty Ltd (PDF 1424KB)
  87. Flinders University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics (PDF 846KB)
  88. Ms Tracey Browning (PDF 159KB)
  89. Dr Rachel Bidgood (PDF 265KB)
  90. Hunter New England Population Health (PDF 458KB)
  91. YMCA Australia (PDF 4294KB)
  92. City Fitness Health Club (PDF 309KB)
  93. Australian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACORN) (PDF 508KB)
  94. Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (PDF 472KB)
  95. Covidien (PDF 1503KB)
  96. NSW Government (PDF 3394KB)
  97. Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (PDF 111KB)
  98. Name Withheld (PDF 849KB)
  99. KCI Medical Australia Pty Ltd (PDF 2237KB)
  100. Weight Watchers Australasia (PDF 2050KB)
  101. Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) (PDF 1417KB)
  102. Tai Chi Productions (PDF 369KB)
  103. Mr Chris Gillham (PDF 384KB)
  104. Linda and Brian (PDF 499KB)
  105. Mr Dean O'Rourke (PDF 470KB)
  106. Victorian Government (PDF 1239KB)
  107. The Hon Dick Adams MP (PDF 140KB)
  108. Ms Lynn Barratt (PDF 209KB)
  109. SmartShape (PDF 279KB)
  110. Mr Paul Gross - Health Group Strategies Pty Ltd (PDF 6418KB)
  111. Mr David Gillespie (PDF 378KB)
  112. Miss Jessica Tidemann (PDF 182KB)
  113. City of Fremantle (PDF 342KB)
  114. Slow Food Perth (PDF 391KB)
  115. Growing Communities WA (PDF 682KB)
  116. Department of Health and Ageing (PDF 5145KB)
  117. Mr Arthur Henderson (PDF 1585KB)
  118. Hon Dr Bob Such MP JP (PDF 121KB)
  119. Dr Stanley Robinson (PDF 199KB)
  120. The Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men's Health (PDF 520KB)

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