House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Health and Ageing

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Inquiry into Health issues across international borders

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Terms of Reference

Increasing globalisation and climate change pose unique challenges for population health. Growing global interconnectedness and close proximity to regional neighbours increases Australia’s exposure to imported infectious diseases and to the risk of epidemic or pandemic disease outbreaks.

Recognising the need to protect Australians, the Committee will inquire into and report on screening, surveillance and control practices for infectious diseases, with a particular focus on:

In examining each of these issues, the Committee will consider the roles and responsibilities of Commonwealth, state and non-government agencies and coordination of their activities.

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