Technical Paper 1:
Obesity in Australia: a need for urgent action

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Australia: the healthiest country by 2020.
Technical Report No 1
Obesity in Australia: a need for urgent action
Including addendum for October 2008 to June 2009

ISBN: 1-74186-927-7
Online ISBN: 1-74186-928-5
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Acknowledgements

The Technical Report on obesity was prepared on behalf of the National Preventative Health Taskforce:

Professor Rob Moodie, Chair
Professor Mike Daube, Deputy Chair
Ms Kate Carnell AO
Dr Christine Connors
Dr Shaun Larkin
Dr Lyn Roberts AM
Professor Leonie Segal
Dr Linda Selvey
Professor Paul Zimmet AO
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The report was prepared with advice from the following members of the National Preventative Health Taskforce Obesity Working Group:


Dr Lyn Roberts, Chair
Professor Paul Zimmet, Deputy Chair
Ms Ange Barry
Dr Marj Moodie
Professor Wendy Brown
Prof Kerin O’Dea AO
Professor David Crawford
Mr Terry Slevin
Dr Sharon Friel
Associate Professor Susan Thompson
Dr Tim Gill
Associate Professor Melissa Wake
Ms Michele Herriot
Dr Peter Williams
Ms Jane Martin
Ms Tessa Letcher – writer and all Taskforce members

We would also like to thank the following people for their contributions to the report:

Professor Vivian Lin, School of Public Health, La Trobe University
Ms Meriel Schultz, Adviser, National Preventative Health Taskforce
Ms Michelle Scollo, Senior Adviser, Cancer Council Victoria
The Population Health Strategy Unit and the Publications Unit and Communications Branch, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

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