Investigation into Australia’s obesity epidemic

The Senate has created a select committee to investigate the obesity epidemic in Australia. 

May 18, 2018

The committee will focus on:

  • obesity among children and how it has changed over time
  • causes of obesity and its economic cost
  • health problems associated with obesity
  • how obesity is prevented overseas
  • the role of the food industry in contributing to childhood obesity.

The committee plans to report on 14 August 2018.