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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into the role of diet in type 2 diabetes prevention and management

Date Commenced:23 Aug 2018
Tabling Date:30 Apr 2019
Inquiry Status:Current

Committee Name:

Education and Health Standing Committee

House:Legislative Assembly

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Ms Janine Marie Freeman MLA
Hon. William (Bill) Richard Marmion MLA
Ms Josephine (Josie) Farrer MLA
Mr Ronald (Shane) Shane Love MLA
Ms Sabine Elisabeth Winton MLA

Staff Members: Dr Sarah Palmer (Principal Research Officer)
Ms Jovita Hogan, BA (Hons). (Research Officer)

Contact Details

Phone No:08 9222 7486
Fax No: 08 9222 7804
Postal Address:4 Harvest Terrace
West Perth WA 6005
Email: Click here to send an email to this Committee

Terms of Reference:The inquiry will consider –

a. The cost of type 2 diabetes to the community

b. The adequacy of prevention and intervention programs

c. The use of restrictive diets to eliminate the need for type 2 diabetes medication

d. Regulatory measures to encourage healthy eating*

e. Social and cultural factors affecting healthy eating*

f. Behavioural aspects of healthy eating* and effective diabetes self-management

with reference to the following groups:

  • at-risk adults
  • children and adolescents
  • Aboriginal communities
  • ethnic groups at greater risk of developing diabetes
  • people in rural and regional areas

*Eating includes consumption of food and beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic).

Submissions are due by 12 October 2018 can be emailed to or posted to:

Education and Health Standing Committee
Legislative Assembly Committee Office
4 Harvest Terrace
West Perth WA 6005

Important Information

Legislative Council Guide to Making Submissions to a Parliamentary Committee

Making a Submission to a Parliamentary Committee of the Legislative Assembly
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Deadline for Submissions:
12 Oct 2018

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth

Hearing Dates:






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09/12/201810:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room FourDiabetes and Endocrine Health NetworkProfessor Tim Davis (Co-Lead) and Mr Mark Shah (Co-Lead) Public


Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Mr David Roberts received on 3 Sep 2018

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

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