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Submissions

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health actively provides State and Commonwealth inquiries with research and data on a range of topics relating to women’s health and use of health care services. This page lists publicly available submissions made by the Study since 2018.

Cover of the Hansard Transcript of the Public Hearing into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence

Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

Published: 2020

The ALSWH submission to the Australian Government Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence addresses the adequacy of available data and impact of COVID-19.

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Review of the Pregnancy Care Guidelines

Published: 2020

The Department of Health is undertaking a staged review of the Australian Pregnancy Care Guidelines to ensure that they remain current and evidence-based. The Study’s submission specifically addressed the importance of including information on preconception care relating to women’s diet and body weight. Download the Submission to the Review of the Pregnancy Care Guidelines

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ALSWH submission to the productivity commision inquiry on mental health

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health

Tooth L, Mishra G, Loxton D, Chan H, Townsend N, Chojenta C, Schoenaker D, D’Arcy E, Reilly N, William L, Dobson A, and Byles J.

Published: 2019

ALSWH's 2019 submission makes a number of recommendations around screening, perinatal mental health, and the mental health of smokers and women who have experienced abuse.

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Senate Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia

Published: 2018

The study’s submission to the inquiry takes a longitudinal approach to provide insight into the prevalence, determinants, and consequences of sleep difficulties in Australian women. The data shows that sleep difficulties are often persistent and with significant consequences for women’s wellbeing. They are associated with poor mental health, disease, falls, and accidents. Women’s life stage…

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Senate Inquiry on the Future of Stillbirth Research and Education in Australia

Published: 2018

The study’s submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Future of Stillbirth Research and Education in Australia highlighted the availability of the study’s longitudinal data on stillbirth, the current issues in accessing timely and consistent administrative datasets from the different states, and the study’s role in communicating the results of its research into stillbirth. Download…

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Submission to the Senate Inqiry into obesity in Australia

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

Published: 2018

ALSWH's submission highlights the results of 20 years of data and analysis on the topic of obesity.

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