Policy positions and responses to government consultations

GLOBE endeavours to contribute to policy processes by submitting responses to government consultations on relevant policy issues. We typically work closely with our partners, including the Obesity Policy Coalition, in developing our responses. As far as possible, we seek to maximise alignment in the nature of our submissions with other major public health organisations, based on the best-available scientific evidence and best practice from a public health perspective.

Here is a selection of our responses to recent consultations in Australia:

Draft National Obesity Prevention Strategy (November 2021): GLOBE response

Healthy Food Partnership Voluntary Industry Best Practice Guide for Serving Sizes (August 2021): GLOBE response

Policy Guidance for Menu Labelling in Australia and New Zealand (June 2021): GLOBE response

FSANZ Act Review (May 2021): GLOBE response

Australian Dietary Guidelines Review – Scoping Survey (March 2021): GLOBE response

Draft Health Star Rating (HSR) Calculator and Style Guide (October 2020): GLOBE response

Implementation of recommendations from the HSR system review report (June 2020): GLOBE response

Food Regulation Policy Guideline (February 2020): GLOBE response

Proposed changes to food premises classification system, Victorian Government (February 2020): GLOBE response

National Obesity Strategy, proposed framework and ideas to be included (December 2019): GLOBE response

Health Star Rating system – Draft Five Year Review Report (March 2019): GLOBE response

Health Star Rating (HSR) system – five year review (December 2018): GLOBE response

Healthy Food Partnership Voluntary Food Reformulation Targets (November 2018): GLOBE response

Labelling of sugars on packaged foods & drinks (September 2018): GLOBE response

Select Committee into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia (July 2018): GLOBE response