Table of contents

  • From the Director
  • Australia's health 2014
  • A step towards improved and expanded national child protection reporting
  • Heart disease death rates fall,but improvements slowing for younger and middle age groups
  • Bowel cancer screening saves lives, but participation slightly lower than previous year
  • Likelihood of hospitalised injury rises with older age
  • Disability support services used by over 300,000 Australians
  • Fall in rate of young people under youth justice supervision
  • Smoking rates down, fewer young people drinking alcohol and mixed results on illicit use of drugs
  • Higher death rates among males, people in remote areas and Indigenous Australians
  • New releases