Two parents and a child feeding ducks on a pond
© World Obesity Federation

In 2018, the Senate Select Committee in the obesity epidemic in Australia made 22 recommendations for change.

On 10 May 2018, the Senate resolved that the Select Committee into the obesity epidemic in Australia be established on 16 May 2018; they delivered their final report on 5 December 2018.

The Final Report made 22 recommendations across nine different areas including language and stigma, obesity strategy, food labelling, reformulation, tax of sugary drinks, marketing and advertising of discretionary foods, education campaigns, health care interventions, and community-based multi-strategy interventions.

The Select Committee reported on the following matters: