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Submissions

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health actively provides State and Commonwealth inquiries with research and data on a range of topics relating to women’s health and use of health care services. This page lists publicly available submissions made by the Study since 2018.

2021 Consultation for a new Queensland Women’s Strategy

Published: 2021

The Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-21 outlined the Queensland Government’s vision for women and girls. Public consultation on a new strategy was held from Thursday 12 August to Friday 8 October 2021 to inform the new strategy, which will be released in early 2022. The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) submission aimed to strengthen…

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Inquiry into Social Isolation and Loneliness in Queensland

Published: 2021

On 27 May 2021, the Legislative Assembly agreed to a motion that the Community Support and Services Committee inquire into and report on social isolation and loneliness in Queensland. The committee is required to report to the Legislative Assembly by Monday 6 December 2021. The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) submission presented data…

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Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

Published: 2020

The ALSWH submission to the Australian Government Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence addresses the adequacy of available data and impact of COVID-19.

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Review of the Pregnancy Care Guidelines

Published: 2020

The Department of Health is undertaking a staged review of the Australian Pregnancy Care Guidelines to ensure that they remain current and evidence-based. The Study’s submission specifically addressed the importance of including information on preconception care relating to women’s diet and body weight. Download the Submission to the Review of the Pregnancy Care Guidelines

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ALSWH submission to the productivity commision inquiry on mental health

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health

Tooth L, Mishra G, Loxton D, Chan H, Townsend N, Chojenta C, Schoenaker D, D’Arcy E, Reilly N, William L, Dobson A, and Byles J.

Published: 2019

ALSWH's 2019 submission makes a number of recommendations around screening, perinatal mental health, and the mental health of smokers and women who have experienced abuse.

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Senate Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia

Published: 2018

The study’s submission to the inquiry takes a longitudinal approach to provide insight into the prevalence, determinants, and consequences of sleep difficulties in Australian women. The data shows that sleep difficulties are often persistent and with significant consequences for women’s wellbeing. They are associated with poor mental health, disease, falls, and accidents. Women’s life stage…

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Senate Inquiry on the Future of Stillbirth Research and Education in Australia

Published: 2018

The study’s submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Future of Stillbirth Research and Education in Australia highlighted the availability of the study’s longitudinal data on stillbirth, the current issues in accessing timely and consistent administrative datasets from the different states, and the study’s role in communicating the results of its research into stillbirth. Download…

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