Call for participation – Australia: Healthiest Country by 2020

From the ANCD:



The Preventative Health Taskforce appointed by Health Minister Nicola Roxon has just released a major discussion paper – Australia: the Healthiest Country by 2020 – with supporting technical reports, and is keen to consult with as many organisations, groups and individuals as possible on this and the National Preventative Health Strategy, which is the next stage in its work. This email is to provide the earliest possible notice of the dates and locations of the consultation meetings.

The Public Health Association of Australia has been asked to assist the Taskforce by working with as many partner organisations as possible to distribute this invitation and encourages the strongest participation in order to assist the Taskforce and to demonstrate to government a keen involvement in the issues.

The discussion paper was released on 10 October 2008 and is available at:

Details of the consultation
1. may be found at (This will be updated)

2. are set out below

Please RSVP to and pencil the date in your diary.

The following locations have been confirmed:
Hobart 22 Oct Morning
Hobart Function and Convention Centre, 1 Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart

Launceston 23 Oct Morning
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston

The following locations for 2008 are yet to be confirmed:
Darwin 31 Oct Morning

Dubbo 7 Nov

Sydney 24 Nov and 25 Nov

Brisbane 24 Nov

Canberra 17 Nov and 19 Nov

Cairns 25 Nov

The following locations for 2009 are yet to be confirmed:

Adelaide 29 Jan

Mt Gambier 30 Jan

Perth 5 Feb

Kalgoorlie 6 Feb

Melbourne 10 Feb and 11 Feb

Wodonga 13 Feb