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The Effectiveness of Health Impact Assessment in New Zealand and Australia: 2005-2009

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This research is the first systematic, empirical study of the influence of HIA on decision-making and implementing policies, programs and projects in Australia and New Zealand. Our aim has been to describe and explain changes to decision-making and implementation associated with the use of HIAs completed in Australia and New Zealand between 2005 and 2009. We sought to answer the following three [...]

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New Zealand Health in All Policies Conference

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Here is a notice regarding a Health in All Policies conference in New Zealand http://www.healthychristchurch.org.nz/priority-areas/chiapp/hiap-nz-conference-2015  

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Social Determinants of Health Alliance – Address to the National Press Club

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Please BOOK NOW for the SDOHA Address to the National Press Club being held on Wednesday 20 August 2014.  The flyer for the event (below) has details of how to book individual tickets or tables for groups of 10. Three renowned speakers – Martin Laverty, Dr Tom Calma AO and Kate Carnell AO – will [...]

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Public Forum – Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and Health

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The CHETRE team and colleagues have been carrying out an HIA of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). If enacted, the TPPA will potentially result in a range of significant health impacts. In particular, provisions in the TPPA may impact the ability of Government to enforce existing policies and implement new policies that support public [...]

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Protecting the Health of Australians in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Negotiations

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  We have been working with a group of academics and non-government organisations to carry out an HIA of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Today we released a policy brief highlighting the potential effects of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the health of Australians. The document is a preliminary output from a Health [...]

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Article on on proposed changes to the NSW State Environmental Planning Policy in The Conversation

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Recently HIAConnect team member Patrick Harris with a colleague Peter Sainsbury published an article in The Conversation on proposed changes to the NSW State Environmental Planning Policy. Should mines be approved on money alone? By Patrick Harris and Peter Sainsbury Recently the New South Wales Department for Planning and Infrastructure proposed changes to the State [...]

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HIA 2013 – Geneva, Switzerland – 2-4 Oct 2013

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From the organisers: The 13th International Conference on Health Impact Assessment (HIA) will take place on 2-4 October 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. Please download the guiding document for the conference, which gives a first taste of the various tracks which are planned. The call for papers will be sent out in a few days. At [...]

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Employment opportunity: AusAID Senior Specialist Health – East Timor

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AusAID is the Australian Government Agency responsible for managing Australia’s overseas aid program. Through the development assistance program and under the Strategic Planning Agreement for Development, Australia and East Timor work together to alleviate poverty and promote regional peace, stability and prosperity. We are looking for an experienced professional to take part in the exciting [...]

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Welcome to our new website!

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This is just the first blog post, more content will come soon. We are still sorting out some of the links and playing around with the structure. Any comments would be much appreciated. If you are looking for something specific from the old website you can still access it at http://hiaconnect.edu.au/old/index.htm

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Upcoming events in Sydney

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For those of you in the Sydney area there are two events on next Monday 29th october 2012 which may be of interest. Health and Social Harms of Coal Mining in Local Communities: Spotlight on the Hunter Water Quality Research challenges in Australia

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