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Annual Report - Achievements & Challenges
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Major Achievements

  • Coordinated development of the National Implementation Plan for the Australian Better Health Initiative, which is designed to promote good health and reduce the burden of chronic disease.
  • Implemented changes to give the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee a role in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of new vaccines for funding under the National Immunisation Program.
  • Led the development of the National Alcohol Strategy 2006-2009 and the National Cannabis Strategy 2006-2009, which address alcohol related issues such as intoxication and the drinking culture in Australia, as well as the supply, use and harm caused by cannabis.
  • Implemented the Tobacco Health Warnings Campaign to reinforce to smokers the negative effects of smoking.


  • Delay in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.

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