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Sleep is the third pillar of good health, together with a healthy diet and moderate exercise. This is the message that the ASA, SHF and other stakeholders has been driving home to our political leaders.  This message, along with presentation of robust data highlighting the magnitude of health issues related to poor sleep and sleep disorders, and the marked individual, economic and social benefits associated with their effective treatment, resulted in the Federal Government calling a National Parliamentary Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness.  The Inquiry received over 130 submissions and held public hearings around the country. The report, and its 11 recommendations, were tabled in Parliament in April 2019.  The ASA and SHF are now working with Government to implement these recommendations. 

Bedtime reading - Inquiry into sleep health awareness in Australia 

 The Federal Government Report on the Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness

Bedtime reading - Inquiry into sleep health awareness in Australia


Pre-Budget Submission 2019

Addressing Inadequate Sleep in the Australian Community 
A Vital National Health, Societal and Economic Issue

Addressing Inadequate Sleep in the Australian Community 

Sleep in Parliament report

Sleep Health in Australia’s Federal Parliament House 
A report describing the sleep habits of individuals working at Parliament House, Canberra. 

Sleep Health in Australia’s Federal Parliament House 

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