Health's role in achieving Australia's Sustainable Development Goal commitments

Claire E Brolan, Nina Hall, Sandra Creamer, Ingrid Johnston and Jaya AR Dantas
Med J Aust 2019; 210 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50040
Published online: 25 February 2019

Australia's implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals must advance the nation's health and wellbeing transparently and inclusively

In 2015, along with 192 United Nations member states, Australia adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.1 The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that form the basis of this Agenda are “an urgent call for action by all countries — developed and developing — in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand‐in‐hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth — all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests”.2

  • Claire E Brolan1,2
  • Nina Hall3
  • Sandra Creamer3,4
  • Ingrid Johnston5
  • Jaya AR Dantas6

  • 1 Centre for Policy Futures, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 3 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
  • 4 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance, Canberra, ACT
  • 5 Public Health Association of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • 6 Curtin University, Perth, WA


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