Discussion Paper

This page contains the Taskforce’s discussion paper, Australia: the healthiest country by 2020, released on 10 October 2008.

Targets for the healthiest country by 2020

  • Halt and reverse the rise on overweight and obesity
  • Reduce the prevalence of daily smoking to 9% or less
  • Reduce the prevalence of harmful drinking for all Australians by 30%
  • Contribute to the ‘Close the Gap’ target for Indigenous people, reducing the 17-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people

Taskforce discussion paper


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