Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2007 Week 9 Hansard (27 September) . . Page.. 2860..
Nationally, within the context of the current National Reform Agenda on Organ Donation agreed by Australian Health Ministers, a review of Australians Donate has been completed and is being assessed by a group of senior officials.
The National Clinical Taskforce on Organ and Tissue Donation, established by the Minister for Health and Ageing in 2006, has engaged in wide ranging consultation to provide advice on practical and effective ways to improve Australia's performance on organ and tissue donation, including community awareness and donor registration. The final report of the Taskforce is expected in December 2007.
(6) The current national "opt-in"system was agreed by Australian Health Ministers after careful consideration of various options.
(Question No 1654)
Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 23 August 2007 (redirected to the Acting Minister for Health):
(1) What is ACT Health's projected expenditure onINK3">INK4"> public health community awareness campaigns in 2007-2008;
(2) How does this compare to the previous financial year's allocations;
(3) Are any new campaigns to be undertaken by ACT Health in the 2007-2008 financial year; if so, what is the (a) projected cost of those campaigns and (b) main focus of such programs;
(4) Is the management/organisation of those campaigns to be out sourced; if so, to whom.
Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:
(1) The projected expenditure on public health community awareness campaigns in the ACT will total $570 000. Of this $57 000 is for nutrition based messages (Go for 2&5), $70 000 for physical activity based messages (Find 30); $53 000 supporting the Australian Better Health Initiative (ABHI) national campaign; and $390,000 for health promotion sponsorships, which call on sponsored sports, recreation, arts and cultural groups to deliver health promotion messages to their participants and audiences.
(2) ACT Health expenditure on public health awareness campaigns in the 2006-07 financial year totalled $413 250.
(3) ACT Health intends to develop and implement the 'Find 30' campaign, which is aimed at increasing physical activity in adults by persuading people to find time within their daily routine for at least 30 minutes of exercise. The 'Find 30' campaign forms part of ACT Health's contribution to the Australian Better Health Initiative (ABHI). The projected cost of the campaign for the financial year 2007-08 is $70 000.