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Diseases have no borders

20 March 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013

ISBN 978-0-642-79882-4 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-0-642-79883-1 (HTML version)

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Preliminary pages (PDF 124KB)
Chapter 1 Background to the inquiry (PDF 107KB)

A globalised society
What is infectious disease?
Adoption of inquiry
Related inquiries
Senate inquiry into antimicrobial resistance
Conduct of inquiry
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 Infectious disease policy framework (PDF 211KB)

Global policy framework
International Health Regulations (IHR)
Millennium Development Goals
Pandemic planning
Commonwealth policy framework
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)
Attorney-General’s Department (AGD)
Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA)
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF)
State and territory policy framework

Chapter 3 Screening, surveillance and control of infectious disease (PDF 525KB)

Entry requirements for travellers
Entry requirements for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
Health follow-up processes for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
Informing and engaging the general public

Chapter 4 International cross-border issues (PDF 204KB)

Torres Strait Islands/Papua New Guinea border
Preventing the spread of tuberculosis (TB)
A global leader and partner
Building capacity in neighbouring countries
Research collaborations

Chapter 5 Pandemic planning and preparedness (PDF 216KB)

Planning for pandemic influenza
Past pandemic experiences
Pandemic planning exercises
Exercise Cumpston 06
Exercise Sustain 08
Consumer engagement during infectious disease outbreaks
Vaccine stockpiles
Australia’s pandemic workforce
Workforce sustainability
A public health corp?
Research capacity

Chapter 6 Does Australia need a national centre for communicable disease control? (PDF 160KB)

What is a CDC?
Does Australia need a national CDC?
What would a national centre for communicable disease control look like?

Appendix A – List of roundtables and participants (PDF 60KB)
Appendix B – Tabled documents (PDF 52KB)

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