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Victorian Womens Health Atlas


As a part of our advocacy work, Women’s Health Victoria makes numerous submissions and representations to government and influential peak bodies. This can take a number of forms including representation on committees, participation in forums, written submissions and verbal presentations.

WHV advocates for women’s health through written submissions on a wide variety of topics. Some recent submissions appear below.


Addressing reproductive coercion


Setting the agenda for gender equity

Valuing sport and recreation consultation


Senate Inquiry into domestic violence and gender inequality

Victorian gender equality strategy consultation


Health 2040 discussion paper on the future of healthcare in Victoria

Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria)

Inquiry into hepatitis C in Australia


Senate inquiry into domestic violence in Australia

Intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviour in children

National review of existing mental health programmes and services

Second action plan under the National plan to reduce violence against women and their children 2012-22


Contemporary community safeguards inquiry

Smoke-free playgrounds and sporting and recreational facilities

Submission to Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013

Submission to Draft Australian Curriculum

Submission to Metropolitan planning strategy

Medicare Benefits Schedule review: Vulvoplasty protocol

Walking, riding and access to public transport : draft report


Social determinants of health report : Closing the gap within a generation

National food plan green paper

National preventive health research strategy 2012-2016

National tobacco strategy 2012-2018

Draft supplementary guidelines on cosmetic medical and surgical procedures

Action plan consultation framework for addressing violence against women and their children

VAADA Victorian Government AOD community consultation 2012

Australian dietary guidelines


Whole of government Victorian alcohol and drug strategy community consultation 2011

Residential Tenancies (Rooming House Standards) Regulations: Regulatory impact statement

National human rights action plan consultation on draft baseline study

Inquiry into the opportunities for participation of Victorian seniors

Development of a national food plan

National Classification Scheme review

Inquiry into environmental design and public health

Review of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006

Family violence and Commonwealth laws issues paper: employment and superannuation

Australian film and literature classification scheme

Inquiry into early intervention aimed at preventing youth suicide

National human rights action plan for Australia background paper


Medicare Locals discussion paper on governance and functions

Boundaries for Medicare Locals and Local Hospital Networks

Australian Association of National Advertisers' code of ethics

Victorian women's health and wellbeing strategy 2010-2014

Men's health and wellbeing strategy background paper

Clinical practice guidelines: depression in adolescents and young adults

National guidance on collaborative maternity care

R18+ classification for computer games


Inquiry into suicide in Australia

Homelessness 2020 strategy

Inquiry into the impact of violence on young Australians

Review of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act

Victorian climate change green paper

Inquiry into homelessness legislation

Inquiry into promoting healthy community living in schools

National women's health policy

National human rights consultation

Implementation of CEDAW in Australia

Model Spent Convictions Bill


Australia: the healthiest country by 2020

Good medical practice: a draft code of professional conduct

Disclosure regimes for charities and not-for-profit organisations

Inquiry into pay equity and increasing female participation in the workforce

Because mental health matters

Effectiveness of the Commonwealth Sex Discrimination Act 1984

Content Reviewed: 25 February 2009
Last Updated: 25 February 2009